Section 144 imposed in Koraput’s Jeypore after group clash

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Koraput: The district administration on Saturday clamped Section 144 of CrPC in Jeypore apprehending a breach of peace following a group clash between two villages under Jeypore Sadar police limits.

According to sources, four platoons of BSF personnel and three platoons of the police force have been deployed in the area to avoid any untoward incident.

Koraput SP KV Singh, IPS Sagarika Nath and four Inspectors In-charges (IICs) have also been engaged in the locality to monitor the unrest situation.

Notably, the incident occurred yesterday when two groups of Dhepaguda and Kundariguda villages indulged in a fight over past enmity. Several persons from both groups were injured due to stone pelting during the clash which took place post-Holi celebration.

While police had to resort to blank firing to disperse the mob, vehicular traffic on NH- 26 was also disrupted due to the clash.

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