Lathore Limping Back to Normalcy

PATNAGARH: Lathore is limping back to normalcy after the January 22 conflict which saw 30 houses being set on fire. However, prohibitory orders remain even as efforts for rapprochement are und

Published: 29th January 2012 03:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:24 PM   |  A+A-

PATNAGARH: Lathore is limping back to normalcy after the January 22 conflict which saw 30 houses being set on fire. However, prohibitory orders remain even as efforts for rapprochement are underway with formation of a Peace Committee headed by Patnagarh Sub-Collector Mohan Charan Das with five each from either caste as members.

Three platoons of OSAP and a platoon of women police have been deployed as a precaution.

Meanwhile, compensation of ` 1 lakh each was distributed among the affected families at the relief camp opened in SD High School in the village, on Friday.  

In a confidence-building measure, the 47  upper caste people, who had been

arrested for staging a blockade at Lathore-Patnagarh road demanding the release of 42 arrested for the violence, have been released on bail.

The police had arrested 42 persons for allegedly setting the houses on fire. However, the situation became tense with women of upper caste blocking the road for two days till they were arrested on January 25.  

Late that evening, the police staged a flag march and formed a Peace Committee in the village in the presence of Balangir Collector S N Dey to restore normalcy.

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