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Student Congress activists clash with police in city

Bhubaneswar: The activists of the students’ wing of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee today clashed with police while protesting against the alleged links of Bhubaneswar Municipal Commissioner (BMC) Mayor Anant Narayan jena with arrested conman Jyoti Ranjan Beura alias ‘Golden Baba’.

The protestors hurled eggs and tomatoes at police after the cops prevented them from marching towards Naveen Niwas, the residence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

The Sisubhavan Square here turned into a virtual battleground after hundreds of student Congress activists tried to cross the barricade. The agitators were stopped by the police following which a scuffle ensued between them and the security personnel.

More than 100 Congress workers were detained by police.

The protestors alleged that there was nexus between Mayor Jena and Golden Baba.

Golden Baba was arrested by Commissionerate police on December 31 in connection with a cheque fraud case.

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