Market Building violence: Detention orders under NSA issued against three

Bhubaneswar: The Twin City Commissionerate Police today issued detention orders under the National Security Act (NSA) against three persons who have alleged involvement in violence and ransacking at the Market Building in Odisha capital.

The three have been identified as Chandan Das, Biswanath Pradhan and Pratyush Kanhara. The orders have been issued to prevent them from acting in any manner prejudicial to public order.

Police have already arrested as many as 25 persons, including 15 minor boys, in the case. Notably, a group of hooligans wearing masks went on a rampage and ransacked many shops besides attacking vendors at Market Building on January 10 evening.

Police sources said two customers were allegedly misbehaved by a shopkeeper, following which they called their associates and attacked him. The incident later led to a group clash.

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