Puri: Political clashes broke in Gambhari village of Puri district under Brahmagiri Police Station. More than 600 bombs and 150 rounds of bullets were fired during the fight. The fight left twelve people injured and fifty houses damaged.
According to the sources, the three-tier Panchayat Polls result is the main reason behind these clashes. In the just concluded Zilla Parishad election, the ruling party BJD candidate lost to Congress candidate in the ZP election. This incidence increased anger between the party cadres. On Friday night around 7.00 PM this anger turned violent. Cadres of both Congress and BJD attacked each other with more than 600 bombs and 150 round of bullets turning the village Gambhari into a battlefield and damaged more than fifty houses.
Three platoons of armed police could enter into the village on Saturday afternoon after one hour of firing rubber bullets and tear gas shells. Police initiated house to house search operation for fire weapons and carried out a flag-march.