Kendrapara: While several incidents of the imposition of hefty fines surfaced recently, a clash between cops and local students during vehicle checking drive has been reported from Kendrapara district.
A video of the same incident is doing rounds on social media platforms.
According to sources, the violence erupted while police along with RTO officials were conducting the regular vehicle checking initiative near the Kendrapada RTO office.
During this period, the concerned officials intercepted a motorist in order to check his licence.
However, mayhem sparked while one of the cops allegedly hit the student for violating the new revised Motor Vehicle Act.
The scenario turned violent when scores of locals and youths rushed to the spot and started hitting the police in retaliation. The irate mob also pelted stones at the officials who were trying to escape the angry crowd and standing at a distance. Meanwhile, one of the police personnel was trapped by the youths and was beaten black and blue.
While the exact circumstance leading to the clash is unknown, the video has gone viral, sources said.