Groups clash over Sarathi sermons

Bhubaneswar: Two groups clashed with each other over the sermons of self-proclaimed godman Santosh Raul alias Sarathi Baba at Jaripada village under Tangi police limits in Khurda district on Sunday.

According to sources, the supporters of Raul had arranged a preaching programme to which the opponents had objected.

When the event started, the group objecting it tore the posters and banners put at the meeting place and started pelting stones at the people listening to the sermons. The supporters too acted in retaliation.

After being informed, police reached the spot and brought the situation under control.

No one was injured in the incident.