Bhubaneswar, Feb 13: A scuffle erupted between student activists of the Odisha Congress and police at Raj Mahal Square here on Saturday as the activists tried to march towards Law Minister Pratap Jena's residence demanding his resignation over three murders committed in Mahanga area in Cuttack district.
About a hundred of activists belonging to Odisha branch of the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) moved in a rally from the Congress Bhawan here towards Pratap Jena’s residence near the Raj Mahal Square. The activists shouted slogans against Jena and the State Government. As the rally was intercepted at Raj Mahal Square, activists tried to break police cordon and march towards Jena’s house. This led to a scuffle between them and the police.
Alleging that the Minister has complicity in killing of Bikash Jena about two years back and murder of Kulamani Baral and Dibyasingha Baral about one-and-half months back, the activists demanded that the Jena be ousted from the Ministry and arrested forthwith.