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Odisha-Andhra border dispute: Clash erupts between locals; Koraput MP to visit Kotia tomorrow

2/12/2020 at 8:34 PM

Koraput, Dec 2: Amidst the border dispute between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, the residents of Sambai panchayat today nabbed four persons of the neighbouring state and handed over them to police.

According to reports, the forest department of Andhra government today entered into Odisha border at Jamuguda panchayat and started measuring the land. However, the local residents opposed the move of the Andhra forest department, following which a spat broke out between the locals of Jamuguda and neighbouring Andhra people.

 On the other hand, Koraput MP Saptagiri Ulaka has decided to visit Kotia on Thursday, however, the local administration has issued an advisory to the MPO and asked him not to visit the site citing the security reasons.

Worth mentioning, AP government today collected biometric data of students in Kotia village in order to give them stipends. Recently, teachers of the neighbouring state visited Tala Ganjeipadar village and collected biometric data of at least 33 students. The Andhra government will provide an early stipend of Rs 15,000. The teachers said that they would visit all the 21 neighbouring villages and collect data of the students to give them stipends.

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