Sambalpur: In view of peaceful Hanuman jayanti celebrations here, on Friday Sambalpur police arrested BJP leader and ex-MLA Jayanarayan Mishra.
As precautionary measure to maintain law and order in the city police has arrested Jaynarayan Mishra under Section 107 of CrPC.
He has been arrested apprehending breach of peace in view of the Hanuman Jayanti procession which to be held today evening, sources said.
As per sources, earlier today the police had reached the party office in the area and tried to took Mishra into custody but his supporters had opposed this and staged protest against police at BJP party office by lying on the ground to prevent his detention.
Police resorted to preventive detention keeping in view past incidents of disruption in law and order situation during the Hanuman Jayanti processions in the city.