Locals halt boat in Chilika Lake over village disputes

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Bramhagiri: Tension erupted at Bramhagiri in Puri today after some locals halted a boat on the middle of Chilika lake due to a dispute between Janhikuda-Mahisa village over movement of private boats.

According to sources, the boat was ferrying around 100 passengers, a bus and two cars from Satapada to Janhikuda village at around 7 am.

Meanwhile, a group of nearly 15-20 people intercepted the boat in the middle of the lake over a longstanding dispute with Janhikuda villagers on movement of private boats.

On being informed, Krushnaprasad tehsildar Binod Kumar Swain reached the spot and discussed the matter with the agitators. After an hour of discussion, the boat returned to Satapada without heading further towards its destination.

 

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