Police, teacher face off in Bhubaneswar


BHUBANESWAR: Sishu Bhawan Square in the capital city of Odisha on Friday turned into a pitched battle when over ten thousand of block grant teachers and police entered into a confrontation.

Police resorted to lathi charge to disburse the teachers trying march towards Naveen Niwas by breaking the barricade put up by the police.Police, teacher face off in Bhubaneswar while trying to gherao Naveen Nivas

The teachers were adamant to meet Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Naveen Niwas, the residence of the Chief Minister.

Several teachers were injured following the lathi charge while police detained hundreds of teachers.

Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrat Bhoi said they were trying to pacify the agitating teachers and maintaining law and order.

The teachers, who are demanding their regularisation of the job, said the state government has been cheating them by giving false assurances.

Meanwhile, the teachers are trying to reach Naveen Niwas with groups while police are chasing them and resorting lathi charge.

Senior police officials including Police Commissioner YB Khurania were trying to maintain law and order.

Meanwhile, vehicular movement in the area including Raj Mahal, Master Canteen and AG square got affected as teachers were running helter-skelter following lathi charge by security personnel.