Chhatrapur: Tension ran high at Arjyapalli area under Chhatrapur block of Ganjam district late on Thursday night. It mounted after officials tried to lodge Surat returnees at a quarantine centre.
According to sources, some non-resident Odia workers arrived in the area in a bus. However, locals did not allowed them and oppose the move. The situation worsened after they pelted stones and bottles at police personnel.
To bring the situation under control, the police resorted to lathi charge. Later, SP Brajesh Kumar Ray rushed to the spot and took stock of the situation.