Rourkela: section 144 has been clamped in Rourkela after violence broke out during idol immersion of lord Ganesha. 20 platoons of police force along with CRPF have been deployed to prevent the situation spiraling out of control.
According to sources, around 10 PM yesterday night a violent clash broke out between two groups at Old Station road after 10 idols of lord Ganesha were being taken for immersion from Bisra Bazaar to Brahmani River. Stones were pelted by the members of the group at each other and police had to restore to mild lathicharge to bring the situation under control.
The SP and the ADM also visited the spot and held discussions with the clashing groups.