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Police Station Set Ablaze In Kandhamal

Phulbani5/8/23:: Scores of irate locals set Phiringia Police Station on fire alleging involvement of police personnel in Ganja peddling and nexus with mafia.

According to sources, hundreds of agitators resorted to vandalism and set the police station in Phiringia on fire alleging involved of police in the ganja trade and demanding actions against the IIC Tapan Kumar Nahaka and two other police personnel.

Sources said the computers, documents, furniture, vehicles etc. were completely burnt in the fire and the police had to open blank firing to disperse the angry mob.

While the situation remains tense at Phiringia, locals have also blocked the road as result which hundreds of vehicles are parked on both sides of the road connecting Phulbani to Baliguda.

If sources are to be believed, last night the locals had intercepted a Bolero car smuggling ganja near Masiri Padal Chowk and upon enquiring they came to know that the vehicle belongs to Phiringia police station.

Fumed over the nexus between the ganja mafia and the police, torched the police station today. SDPO and some other police personnel reportedly sustained injuries after being attacked and thrashed brutally by the mob.

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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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