Bhadrak outrage: tension subsides, Sec 144 still in force

Bhadrak: A day after tension over some religious comments posted on social media erupted in Bhadrak, the situation was seen improving with no untoward incident reported from anywhere in the town till early this morning.

Shops at various places in the town are open and buses have also started plying in the town.

However, Section 144 clamped in view of the violent situation yesterday is still in force. Nearly 15 platoon police force have been deployed throughout the town and patrolling is on at various places.

Educational institutions in Bhadrak Municipality have been closed. But institutions conducting examinations remain open. Students appearing examinations will be given police protection, informed the administration.

A peace committee meeting will be held today at 2.30 pm to ensure normalcy returns to the town.

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