Slum demolition drive in Cuttack continues
During the first phase of its drive on June 12 and 13, it had demolished as many as 70 shanties in the area but the drive turned violent after 15 persons got injured in a clash with the squad. The residents of Nua Sahi slum at Abhinav Bidanasi resisted the drive by setting up blockades and pelting stones at the police, who resorted to a lathi-charge. In the melee 15 persons were injured.
The local administration claimed that the eviction drive is underway following the directions of the High Court.