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Block office robbery case : 5 arrested in Koraput

Koraput,November 7: Police today detained five people for alleged link with the Lamtaput Block office robbery case during Friday's Congress demonstration over farmer suicides in Odisha.

Machhkund police is questioning the detained persons suspected to be involved in the case.

An official said Lamtaput BDO Bhagawan Behera has given a written complaint against 12 with the police and investigation is on to trace the persons involved in the incident.

Yesterday, over a hundred Congress activists and farmers gheraoed the Block office alleging the government's negligence towards farmers' issues. The agitators were blocked when they tried to force enter the office premises.

Agitated over denial to meet the government official, some activists started pelting stones at the office in which Behera was injured. He was rushed to the hospital immediately for treatment.

Police have started investigation in the matter.

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