Sec 144 clamped at Paradip Essar Steel Plant

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Paradip: The district administration has clamped prohibitory order under Section 144 since Monday midnight near Paradip Essar Steel Plant main gate after tension erupted between two labour union groups of the plant yesterday.

According to reports, a labour group has proposed a violent protest today demanding closure of the unit after the plant authority granted recognition to one of the labour unions.

Apprehending violence during the proposed protest and law and order problem, the plant authorities urged the district administration to invoke Section 144.

Meanwhile, security arrangements have been strengthened outside the plant to avoid any untoward incident.

However, no gathering has been reported following the continuous rain from morning and there is no possibility of eruption of any untoward situation.

On the other hand, the Additional District Magistrate (ADM) has also called for a meeting with the plant authority and the protestors at 11 am for discussion.

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