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Panic gripped the very busy Unit-II Market Building while group of armed miscreants attacked the street vendors

Bhubaneswar:10/1/20: Panic gripped the very busy Unit-II Market Building here after a group of armed miscreants attacked the street vendors and ransacked the road-side shops on Friday evening.

According to reports, the attack took place at around 6.30 pm when 30-40 masked men entered the market and started charging the street vendors who came in their way. They even ransacked the shops.

“Earlier yesterday, some groups had attacked a trader who used to sell watches. Though the matter was resolved, around 30 youths attacked some traders and destroyed shops in the market,” said a local trader.

Another trader, who sustained injuries in the attack, said that “The miscreants attacked majority of traders and we do not know the exact reason behind the attack.”

“We do could not react as the youths entered from one side, attacked everything that came in their way and fled the spot,” said another trader.

In a tweet, Commissionerate Police informed that the clash occurred after there two customers were allegedly misbehaved by a shop owner. Two persons have sustained injuries in the incident and already two persons have been arrested.

 

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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