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Bhadrak unrest: Odisha police arrest municipal councillor

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhadrak, Apr 16:

Police today arrested a municipal councillor of Odisha’s Bhadrak in connection with the recent communal flare-up there.

Subhankar Mohapatra alias Kalia, councillor of ward no.15 of Bhadrak Municipality was arrested by the police today on charges of instigating violence during the communal flare-up, reports said.

With Mohapatra’s arrest, the total number of persons arrested in connection with the violence in Bhadrak stands at 170, reports added.

While violence-hit Bhadrak is limping back to normalcy, the district headquarters town still remains under curfew for 12 hours from 6 pm to 6 am as a precautionary measure.

As many as 34 platoons of Odisha police, two companies of CRPF and two companies of RAF are deployed in the town, reports said.

Notably, the communally-sensitive Bhadrak town was on the boil after some inflammatory posts were posted on social networking site leading to tension between two communities.