Villagers gherao Angul SP office

Angul: Continuing their protest for the past two and half months against the set up of JR Power plant, residents of nearly 10 villages of Kisor Nagar block today gheraoed Angul SP office and demanded the release of 12 protesters who were arrested by police last May 17.

The villagers who have also been demanding MOU cancellation of the power plant, urged the government to start Sureshwari irrigation project at the earliest. Over thousand protestors organised a rally before sitting on dharna in front of the SP office and threaten to continue the stir if the protestors were not released.