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Border dispute: Odisha govt bulldozes signboard put up by WB

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Balasore: The Balasore district administration on Tuesday pulled down a huge signboard put up by the authorities of West Bengal ‘illegally’ within the territory of Odisha at Udayapur near Digha in the district.

According to sources, the West Bengal government had put up the signboard last month. The board was placed about 20 feet inside the Odisha border at Udayapur village in Remuna Tehsil of Balasore district near Digha.

The signboard mentioned ‘Digha Sea Beach Protection and Beautification Work’.

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Earlier, Balasore Collector and police authorities had held a meeting regarding the signboard and a letter was sent to the Medinipur Collector on July 21.

The letter urged the West Bengal government to remove the signboard within 15 days. But as the West Bengal government did not respond, the district administration bulldozed the signboard today.

District administration had deployed four platoons of the armed police forces at Udayapur to prevent any untoward situation.

According to sources, tension erupted after some locals of Ramnagar and nearby areas created a ruckus. In the meanwhile, tehsildars of Bhogarai and Jaleswar rushed to Udayapur to take stock of the situation.

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