Section-144 enforced in Pattamundai town following group clash

Kendrapara, 20 march: The Kendrapara district administration on Saturday clamped prohibitory order under Cr PC Section 144, in Pattamundai Township following a group clash between two communities.

“At least 17 persons from both the communities were injured following the group clash yesterday. As tension prevailed in the township, order to prohibit the assembly of four or more people in an area was enforced today under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC)”, said Ranjan Kumay Dey, Sub Divisional Police Officer.

Police have detained two persons, one each from both the communities, in connection with yesterday’s violence. No untoward incident has been reported. Situation is under control. Prohibitory order was clamped as a precautionary measure, he said. However security has been tightened with deployment of armed police in a locality under Pattamundai municipality jurisdiction to thwart possible breach of peace, the official added.

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