Cuttack: Tension erupted after ABVP activists scuffled with Board of Secondary Education (BSE) officials here on Tuesday while the BJP affiliated outfit was protesting incidents of matriculation examination paper going viral on social media.
According to reports, the outfit had staged the demonstration in front of the BSE office demanding action against the officials behind circulating the matriculation question paper on social media.
Over 30 ABVP activists barged into the headquarters at around 11 am and clashed with the security guards and officials as they tried to prevent them.
The activists damaged the main gate of the office and allegedly tried to ransack property.
Senior officials of Commissionerate Police led by Deputy Commissioner of Police Akhileswar Singh and Assistant Commissioner of Police of several zones rushed to the spot being informed about the incident.
Police resorted to mild lathicharge to disperse the ABVP activists from the BSE headquarters.
Over 15 activists have been taken into preventive custody.