Market Building violence: Three prime accused arrested in Odisha capital

Bhubaneswar: The Twin City Commissionerate Police last night arrested three prime accused along with three accomplices in connection with the violence and ransacking at the Market Building in Odisha capital.

The arrested have been identified as Chintu Mohanty, Pritam Pattnaik and Udit Pradhan, informed Twin City Commissioner of Police, Dr Sudhanshu Sarangi. He also praised Bhubaneswar DCP Anup Kumar Sahoo and other concerned officers in apprehending the accused.

Earlier, as many as 23 persons, including 15 minor boys, were arrested 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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