Khurdha: Tension ran high at Khurda collector’s office following scuffle between police forces and some protesters today.
To bring the situation under control, police resorted to lathicharge in which two of the protesters sustained injuries. They were admitted to district headquarters hospital.
The scuffle took place when some locals under the banner of Tangi Janajagaran Mahamenta staged a demonstration in front of the collector’s office to press for several demands. They later barged into office and ransacked flower pots and other furniture kept inside.
On being informed, police rushed to the spot and tried to disperse them. The situation took an ugly turn when the agitators clashed with the cops.