Paradip: Palpable tension prevailed at Essar steel plant on Wednesday as the irate employees staged protest near the main gate of the company demanding arrears and release of the seven persons arrested on Tuesday for attacking security forces.
Tussle erupted between police and protesters in which a police official was injured on Tuesday. The irate mob also ransacked the police vehicle. Following the outrage, police arrested seven persons.
Vehicular movement in the plant has been blocked due to the protest. The functioning of the plant has also been disrupted.
In order to maintain law and order two platoons of police force have been deployed at the plant side.