Bhubaneswar, Jan 20:
Police on Monday detained over hundreds of protesters including 65 women as they tried to stop the construction work of the Lower Suktel project.
Two women were later admitted to the district headquarters hospital after they fell ill during the scuffle.
It may be mentioned that the leaders of the Lower Suktel Budi Anchal Sangram Parishad, at a press briefing at Gadshankar Dungripali on Sunday, had warned the district administration and the state government to stall construction of the Suktel dam in Magurbeda till their demands were met.
The Parishad has demanded adequate compensation to the displaced families and action against the district administration for forcible acquisition of land of a family at Pardhiapali village on Friday last.