Puri: Tension erupted after a group clash ensued today at Ghoradia bazaar in Delanga following which ten platoons of police force have been deployed in the vicinity to maintain the law and order situation.
While the furious mob burnt many vehicles including a JCB and a tractor, a poultry farm caught fire from a petrol bomb blast. Petrol bombs were thrown during the violent confrontation following which many civilians got injured.
Puri district Collector, Superintendent of police, Tehsildars and SDPO rushed the spot to conciliate the mob but as the situation deteriorated, tear gas shells were fired by police force to disperse the mob.
When the large scale clash engulfed Delanga, Police imposed Section 144 which prohibits unlawful assembly of more than four people in that area.