BHUBANESWAR: Prohibitory orders were clamped at Jadupur area on Sunday night after a group clash left at least five persons injured. As many as four cars, a police jeep and 10 shops were vandalised during the clash.
The Dumduma market located nearby was shut down and main road leading to Sarakantara village turned into a battlefield as youths from the two groups hurled stones at each other. Six platoons of force were mobilised by the Commissionerate of Police to prevent the situation from deteriorating further.
As tension continued to prevail, prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC were imposed.
Khandagiri Police said the incident was a fallout of an old rivalry between youths of Jadupur and Sarakantara villages. On Saturday, the two groups had fought over a minor accident in the area in which a youth was injured.
The tussle was controlled after police intervened and warned the two groups to refrain from violence. However, the youths resurfaced this evening and resorted to hurling stones.
Police Commissioner YB Khurania, Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrata Bhoi, his Cuttack counterpart Sanjeev Arora and senior officials of the Commissionerate of Police rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation. Efforts were on to restore peace in the area.