Curfew in Bhadrak

Curfew lifted from entire Sambalpur town

Sambalpur: With normalcy returning to violence-hit Sambalpur, the district administration on Sunday lifted curfew restrictions from the entire city.

Earlier, the curfew was lifted from Khetrajpur, Ainthapalli, Bareipalli, Sadar, Town and Dhanupalli police station areas.

However, restrictions on organizing meetings and rallies are still in force. Such events can be organized following written permission from the district authority.

Notably, restrictions like curfew, and suspension of internet services were imposed in Sambalpur in the aftermath of the violence that erupted after stones were allegedly pelted at the bike rally taken out to celebrate Hanuman Jayanti on April 12 evening.

Several police personnel and civilians were injured in the clash.

Similarly, incidents of violence again occurred in the town on April 14 when a Hanuman Jayanti procession was underway. A youth was allegedly stabbed to death, and a few shops were torched and ransacked.

Later, the state government clamped a curfew and suspended internet services in the town for several days.