Bhubaneswar: Ahead of a mega farmers’ convention to be held in the State Capital today, hundreds of members of Navnirman Krushak Sanghathan have been detained by police at various places of the State today and prohibitory orders under section 144 of CrPC was clapped at the Hitech square here, which is the venue of the rally.

The police allegedly attempted to foil the rally and prevented the farmers entering Bhubaneswar. Cops also frisked the vehicles at various places including Hanspal square in Bhubaneswar on NH 16. Over 4000 farmers were detained in Bhubaneswar while they were on their way to attend the rally.

Police had a scuffle with farmers at Cuttack railway station after the forces detained them forcefully who were coming from Keonjahr area in Barbil-Puri express. The irate members of the organisation staged a rail-roko for quite some time at the Station.

Similar incident also was also reported in Bhubaneswar Station where hundreds of farmers coming from various places of Odisha were detained by police.

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