The situation is gradually limping back to normalcy in Sambalpur which witnessed large-scale violence in the run-up to Hanuman Jayanti celebrations. However, to ensure no untoward situation in the city, the district administration on Wednesday extended the internet suspension period by another 24 hours.
Taking into cognizance the current situation in Sambalpur, a curfew has been imposed in the city with immediate effect until further orders. Helpline number released for Medical emergency.
The Odisha Home Department on Saturday extended the ban on the internet services in Sambalpur where a curfew is currently in force in view of the violence and other incidents recently.
With several parts of Sambalpur being on the edge and curfew being clamped, Collector Ananya Das on Saturday appealed to the public not to believe in rumours. While interacting with the media, the Sambalpur Collector said that the Home Department today extended the ban on internet services in Sambalpur for another 48 hours.
Amidst reports of fresh violence, the Sambalpur district administration clamped curfew in several parts of the town under the jurisdiction of six police stations as a precautionary measure. The curfew restrictions will remain in force until further orders and a review of the situation by the senior administrative officials.
More police forces have been deputed in view of the untoward situation. Senior officials have been mobilised. Now the situation is peaceful. Decision on action will be taken after analysing the situation. Action will be taken against those indulged in violence, says DGP Sunil Bansal.
At a time when Sambalpur remains on the edge following the outbreak of large-scale violence, Odisha Director General (DG) of Police Sunil Bansal on Saturday claimed that the overall situation in the town is now by and large peaceful.
The curfew in Sambalpur town in the aftermath of violence on the eve of Hanuman Jayanti celebrations has pushed the conduct of the Assistant Section Officer (ASO) examination into uncertainty.
Police used to provide security during Hanuman Jayanti, but why the same was not given this year? Why no action is being taken against a particular group for breaking law, asks BJP's Biranchi Tripathy after party's fact-finding team returns from Sambalpur.
DGP Sunil Bansal leaves for Sambalpur along with ADG (law and order) Radha Krishna Sharma and ADG (intelligence) Sanjeev Panda
Odisha Police DG, Sunil Bansal reaches Sambalpur; ADGP-Law & Order, RK Sharma; Intelligence chief, Sanjeeb Panda also reach Sambalpur
While palpable tension continues and a curfew is still in force in several parts of Sambalpur following an outbreak of large-scale violence, the Opposition BJP and Congress have held the BJD-led government and Odisha Police responsible for the situation in the western Odisha district.
The murder on Ring Road in Sambalpur may not be related to the violence and group clash during Hanuman Jayanti on Friday, clarified district Collector, Ananya Das on Saturday.
Stern action to be taken against those found involved in violence in Sambalpur; curfew is in force & adequate deployment of forces has been done, says Odisha Police DG, Sunil Bansal
Odisha Director General of Police, Sunil Bansal, who visited the violence-hit Sambalpur district on Saturday to review the situation, assured stringent action against those found involved.
While Assistant Section Officer recruitment examination candidates were staring at uncertainty over the conduct of the examination following a curfew in Sambalpur town, the Odisha Director General of Police (DGP), Sunil Bansal announced special relaxation in curfew timings for the examination.
BJP fact-finding team chief, Lalitendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra says "Why the CM & the Minister of State (Home) are silent? Had the CM intervened, then the situation could have been prevented"
New helpline number - 06632403644 issued by district administration; UPSC exam candidates can go to centres by showing admit cards
Sambalpur Collector briefs media on curfew relaxation in view of exams tomorrow.
As per the previous announcement, the Sambalpur district administration, in view of the curfew restrictions, on Sunday made elaborate arrangements for aspirants of various recruitment examinations for safe passage to their respective exam centres.
Odisha Director General (DG) Of Police, Sunil Bansal is likely to review the overall situation in Sambalpur shortly. Read more...
It appears that the stone-pelting incident reported on April 12 was pre-planned, said Sambalpur SP B. Gangadhar while addressing a presser on Sunday. According to the Sambalpur SP, some people had kept stones and other articles in their houses, and a preliminary probe indicates that it was pre-planned. So far 26 persons involved in the stone pelting incident have been arrested and around 100 others have also been identified. Read More...
Even as the situation is gradually limping back to normalcy in Sambalpur, Odisha Director General (DG) of Police Sunil Bansal said that a close vigil is being kept and curfew restrictions will be lifted in the next day or two if the situation improves further.
I hope peace will be restored soon. The people, who were involved in the violence, have been identified. Several people were also arrested in connection with the case, says Odisha DGP Sunil Bansal after reviewing the situation
I hope the situation will be normalised soon. Exams are being conducted smoothly. Based on daily assessment, a decision on internet restoration will be taken, says Collector Ananya Das
Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Sunday termed the violence that Sambalpur city witnessed during the observance of Hanuman Jayanti as unfortunate.
Situation is under control. No untoward incident reported in last 48 hrs. All efforts are on to restore peace. Most importantly, around 3000 aspirants appeared for various examinations in the district, says ACS Satyabrata Sahu after reviewing situation
In the last 48 hours, no incident of violence has been reported. We are trying to bring normalcy back to the city more quickly, said Satyabrata Sahu, Additional Chief Secretary, Odisha, on Sunday. He reviewed the law and order situation in violence-torn Sambalpur city.
- There will be a relaxation in curfew timings from 7.30 am to 11.30 am and 3.30 pm to 6 pm
- Order passed by the Sambalpur sub-collector, will come into effect from 17 April 2023
Police arrested six more for their alleged involvement in the Sambalpur violence that shook the city to the core during the Hanuman Jayanti celebrations. With this, the total number of arrests has gone up to 85. Read More...
Even though the situation is limping back to normalcy in violence-hit Sambalpur district, the Odisha Home Department has further extended the ban on the internet services for another 24 hours as a precautionary measure.
According to sources, the internet services have been suspended for another 24 hours till 10 am tomorrow to prevent misuse of social media.
Even as normal life is yet to come back on track after the large-scale violence in Sambalpur, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National ice-President, Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda on Monday slammed the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) over the entire incident. Read More...
The Bajrang Dal launched a state-wide agitation in front of all the Collectorates in Odisha protesting the alleged attack on its members during Hanuman Jayanti in Sambalpur. Read More...
The Odisha government and the police came under severe criticism after Sambalpur SP, B Gangadhar revealed that the Hanuman Jayanti violence in the western Odisha town was pre-planned. Read More...
Internet services have been suspended for another 24 hours till 10 am tomorrow, informs Sambalpur district administration.
Police patrol outside the residence of BJP MP Suresh Pujari located at Sakhipada; "I will raise the matter in Parliament," says Pujari while leaving for Thelkoli along with party MLA Nauri Nayak.
Delegation of BJP comprising Union Minister Bishweswar Tudu, Jual Oram, Suresh Pujari, Basant Panda, Manmohan Samal, Nauri Nayak, Kusum Tete, Sankar Oram stopped by police near Sripura Chhak; the delegation was heading to Sambalpur to review situation
Odisha BJP president Manmohan Samal, Union Minister Bishweswar Tudu, Bargarh MP Suresh Pujari & other party leaders detained by police while they were on their way to Sambalpur.
CM Naveen has directed police not to allow us into the city. #Odisha govt has strangled police's rights to death, even people's rights & fundamental rights of an MP, (Suresh Pujari) who may move Privilege Motion in Parliament: #Odisha BJP chief Manmohan Samal.
This is very unfortunate. I will raise the matter in Parliament. The chief of the district administration and the police should be suspended, says Union Minister Bishweswar Tudu after police stopped BJP delegation from visiting Sambalpur.
Peace Committee meeting underway at Collector's conference room in presence of Collector, SP and ADM
Palpable tension prevailed in Sambalpur after several BJP leaders including Union Minister Bishwesar Tudu, Bargarh MP Suesh Pujari, and State BJP president Manmohan Samal were detained while they were on their way to the violence-hit city on Tuesday. Read More....
As a mark of protest against the violence during Hanuman Jayanti in Sambalpur, the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Wednesday is observing a 12-hour bandh in 14 western Odisha districts including undivided Koraput. Read More...
Sambalpur district admin extends internet suspension period by another 24 hours, but the services will be resumed in Kuchinda, Rairakhol, Naktideula, Jujumara, Bamra & Jamankira.
Odisha BJP chief Manmohan Samal slams BJD govt, says, "Who is the god father of the violence? The govt must admit that it has failed to provide security to common people. When it cannot provide security to a minister, then how can it give security to people?"
BJP MP Aparajita Sarangi targets Odisha govt over Sambalpur violence, says, "The govt should admit that the law and order situation in the state has collapsed. The BJD govt is in deep slumber."
Internet services suspended further for another 48 hrs till 10 am on April 22; however, broadband and leased lines will be operational from 10 am to 5 pm.
The situation in violence-hit Sambalpur is gradually limping back to normalcy with no untoward incidents being reported further.
Even as violence-hit Sambalpur is gradually limping back to normalcy, internet services continue to remain snapped in an attempt to curb communal tensions reported during Hanuman Jayanti celebrations in the city. Read more...
With the State unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporting the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP)’s bandh call in 14 districts over the Sambalpur violence and the Biju Janata Dal taking out a peace rally for the same, it is believed that the seeds of religion-based politics are being sown in Odisha. Read More...
Demanding an impartial investigation by the NIA into the Hanuman Jayanti violence that took place in Sambalpur, the parliamentarians and legislators of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Odisha on Saturday wrote a letter to the Union Minister of Home Affairs, Amit Shah. Read More...
The Sambalpur district administration has relaxed the curfew timings in view of the improvement in the overall situation post the large-scale violence. As per the District Collector, the curfew timings have been relaxed from 5 am to 8 pm and the relaxations have come into effect from today. Read More...
The Sambalpur district administration has relaxed the curfew timings in view of the improvement in the overall situation post the large-scale violence. As per the District Collector, the curfew timings have been relaxed from 5 am to 8 pm and the relaxations have come into effect from today. Read More....
The Odisha BJP expressed apprehensions about terror attack in the state. Anti-national slogans were given during Sambalpur violence on April 12. It proves the presence of anti-national forces here, said Bargarh MP Suresh Pujari.
"Guddu Muslim had also visited Puri. Is Srimandir in the target of terrorists? The State government should issue a statement on the temple's safety. We have apprised Home Minister Amit Shah about the Sambalpur violence. The State govt should hand over probe to NIA in the nation's interest," said BJP MP Suresh Pujari.