Odishatv Bureau

Sambalpur: Former legislator from Sambalpur Jayanarayan Mishra and 16 supporters were released by the district police after a deposition before the Sambalpur Sub-collector today.

Mishra was arrested few hours before the Hanuman Jayanti procession yesterday apprehending a breach of peace.

Meanwhile, a minor scuffle ensued between the Hanuman Jayanti organising committee members and the police present there during the procession in Sambalpur town last night.

The Hanuman Jayanti organising committee members sat in a dharna near the Zilla School Chhak in the town opposing an attempt made by the police to arrest a woman member.