2 arrested for pre-poll violence in Pipili; security tightened

Pipili: A day after violence erupted in poll-bound Pipili, Odisha police beefed up security in the constituency to avoid any kind of unpleasant situation further.

DGP Abhay, Additional DG (Law & Order) YK Jethwa and Intelligence Director RK Sharma visited Pipili and reviewed arrangements for the ensuing by-poll to be held on April 17. Besides, the district SP is keeping a close watch on activities of anti-socials in Delanga.

“Total 80 critical booths have been identified in the constituency, Three  companies of Boarder Security Force (BSF), 15 platoons of Odisha police and one platoon Odisha Industrial Security Force (OISF) have been deployed in the constituency. Besides, 60 police officers have also been engaged,” the DGP informed.

Meanwhile, the Delang police today arrested two persons in connection with the pre-poll violence erupted yesterday .

Last evening, some miscreants damaged Minister Sushant Singh’s vehicle when he had gone to Delang to meet some injured party workers. Meanwhile, BJP leaders moved the Chief Electoral Officer seeking his intervention in the alleged attack on its party members.

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