The communal violence that broke out during a Hanuman Jayanti rally in Sambalpur district of Odisha, and the injuries sustained by the police personnel as well as the damage caused to vehicles.
“Over 10 Police personnel, including a woman officer have been injured in the incident. An adequate force deployment has been made at sensitive places in the city,” Additional SP Tapan K Mohanty told reporters.
The stones were thrown at a motorbike rally ahead of Hanuman Jayanti, leading to the outbreak of violence. More than 100 people participated in the rally. The stones were pelted at the rally when it was passing through Bhudapara and Sunapli under Dhanupalli police station area in the city,
The imposition of Section 144 of CrPC in all six police station areas of Sambalpur city, prohibiting the assembly of five or more persons, is a necessary step to prevent any further violence and ensure the safety of the community. It is important for all citizens to comply with the restrictions and cooperate with the authorities to restore normalcy in the city.