Section 144 clamped in Jeypore following group clash  

Jeypore: The Koraput district administration today prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC following a group clash between two villages under Sadar police limits in Koraput district.

Sources said four platoons of BSF personnel and three platoons of police force have been deployed in the area to avoid any untoward incident. Besides, district SP KV Singh, IPS Sagarika Nath and four Inspectors In-charges (IICs) have also been engaged in the locality. A flag march will be conducted in the sensitive area.

Yesterday, a clash broke out between two groups of Dhepaguda and kundariguda villages over past enmity while they had gone to a nearby canal to take bath after celebrating Holi. Several persons  from both the groups were injured due to stone pelting during the clash. When the situation went out of control, police reached the spot and opened blank fires to disperse the mob.

Besides, vehicular traffic on NH- 26 was disrupted for over two hours due to the clash.

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