Bhadrak Unrest: Curfew relaxed, CB probe begins

Bhadrak, Apr 09: The district administration relaxed the curfew for four hours in the violence-hit town on Sunday.

Sources said, the district administration relaxed the curfew from 8 am to 12 pm. Later, the curfew will remain in force till 7 am on Monday.

With the relaxation of the prohibitory orders, people were seen on the streets buying groceries, vegetables and essential commodities from shop.

Meanwhile, the Crime Branch (CB) has started probe into the alleged offensive remarks on Hindu deities on social media that led to unrest in the town.

While speaking to the reporters, Crime Branch Special DG BK Sharma said, “The Crime Branch probe has started into the alleged offensive remarks and rumours on social media. The Crime Branch cyber cell is investigating the WhatsApp data. The group admins have been asked for providing the data. Strong action will be taken against the persons behind it.”

On the other hand, a peace committee meeting among the heads of the religious groups will be held in the evening today in the presence of the district administration and some political leaders.

Police have registered five cases and have arrested 43 persons in connection with the unrest.