Sec 144 clamped in Balasore

Balasore: The district administration on Friday clamped prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC between Bhujakhia square to IOCL after violence witnessed in the district during Durga idol immersion.

According to sources, police has detained six persons for their alleged involvement in the violence.

While two cases have been filed with Chandipur police station, three cases have been registered at the Town police station over the issue, the sources added.

The prohibitory orders will be clamped in the area for an indefinite period. We will take a call whether to continue the curfew in the locality or not after reviewing the situation on October 20, said a highly place police official.

Also read: Soro unrest: Curfew reimposed; Sec 144 to continue

Notably on September 12, locals of Patrapada and Gabagaon clashed with each other at Cinema square here during the idol immersion.  Four persons of  Patrapada and one of Gabagaon sustained injuries in the clash.