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Bhadrak unrest: WhatsApp, Twitter, FB blocked; Admin issues toll free, helpline numbers

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Bhadrak: Enacting stringent action to curb the communal tension in Bhadrak town, The State Government has blocked social media including WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook for next 48 hours with effect from 7 pm today in the town and its adjacent areas.

The district administration has also  issued a toll free number- 1077- for the residents of Bhadrak town and in another move a helpline number ‘06784-251881’ has been unveiled to help the people in the violent-hit areas.

On the other hand, CRPF and two platoons of Rapid Action Force (RAF) along with anti-riot vehicle Vajra held the flag march this evening.

Moreover, Tihidi IIC Manoj Rout replaced Bhadrak Town IIC Jadunath Jena today. Besides, emphasizing on safety features, the district administration has directed all the educational institutions around Bhadrak town to remain closed tomorrow.

The Crime Branch’s Cyber cell has already begun probe spread of hoax on social media and has sought help from group admins for sharing information regarding the violence while analyzing WhatsApp data.

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