Group clash erupts in Odisha’s Balasore; 5 injured & 20 vehicles ransacked, Section 144 imposed 

In Balasore, Odisha, a clash between two groups led to the imposition of Section 144 after tensions escalated.

Force deployed to maintain law and order situation

The Balasore district administration has clamped prohibitory orders under Section 144 in the area from Pir Bazar to Patrapada to prevent further escalation of tensions as a clash broke out between two groups near Bhujakhia Pir in Balasore town. 

According to reports, some local people spotted the water flowing in the drain near the Pir turning red. In no time, the news spread and people came onto the road. They staged a protest and blocked the Chandipur-Balasore main road.