Police-locals clash in Rourkela


Rourkela: Unrest emerged in Rourkela after a clash among locals and police personnel erupted over the lifting of containment zone here.

Reportedly, locals demanding lifting of the containment zone here pelted stones towards the cops present in the area and eventually clashed with them.

Reportedly, several police officials were injured following the clash.

The agitation sparked after buffer zone restrictions were lifted from few areas including the stretch from Madhusudan chakk to AB lane and Power house road to Janata Nibas area.

Additional police force was called and deployed in the area as situation turned violent here.

Besides burning tyres, the locals pulled down the bamboo barricade built here.

Top cops including Rourkela SP and pashchimanchal DIG reached the spot to monitor the situation.

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