Market Building Violence: Commissionerate Police Nabs 3 Prime Accused

Bhubaneswar: Commissionerate Police on Saturday arrested three prime accused for their alleged involvement in the recent violence at Market Building, one of the major commercial centres in Bhubaneswar. With this, the total number of arrests made in the case has gone up to 25.

Earlier, 22 persons including 16 minors were arrested for ransacking shops and attacking street vendors at market building.

In a tweet, Twin City Police Commissioner Sudhanshu Sarangi informed,” All the prime accused in the violent incident at market building on January 10 including Chintu Mohanty, Pritam and Udit have been apprehended.”

It is pertinent to mention here that around 30 masked miscreants had attacked street vendors and ransacked several shops at the prominent shopping centre located in the heart of Bhubaneswar on January 10.

The incident had sparked wide spread resentment particularly among the vendors and also exposed the disturbing trend of involvement of minors in several criminal activities in the smart city.