Bhadrak: Tension gripped Bhadrak today over an obnoxious photo and derogatory remarks on Lord Ram on social media as irate Bajrang Dal and Sriram Mahayagya Samiti activists occluded the NH-16 by blazing tyres agitating over the incident.
The situation worsened following the gherao of Bhadrak Town police station by the protestors demanding arrest of the persons involved in posting offensive remarks on social media by hurting their religious sentiments.
In this regard they have also lodged a complaint demanding immediate arrest of persons allegedly involved in the misdeed.
As per sources, section 144 CrPC was imposed in the town at around 5 pm. SDPO Sudhakar Jena and IIC Manoj Rout tried to pacify the irate mob but their efforts didn’t yield to mollify the uproar.
In view for maintaining law and order, police forces have been deployed at the sensitive and key areas to avoid any inconvenient incident.