Bhubaneswar: A group of activists of students’ wing of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee ransacked a police van during a protest at Raj Mahal Square here on Monday.
Hundreds of Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (DMLT) and Diploma in Radiology Therapy (DMRT) medical students took out a huge rally from Congress Bhawan and attempted to march towards Naveen Niwas to press for their demand for providing employment to them.
When the police personnel cordoned off the agitators at Raj Mahal Square, they clashed with them and later ransacked a police van parked near the spot.
Later, a number of Congress activists were detained by police.
A similar incident had taken place at Mahatma Gandhi Marg here on July 30 after hundreds of Congress members clashed with police during a protest against increasing unemployment in the state.
The pitched battle ensued when the protestors took out a rally from Congress Bhawan here and marched towards the Odisha Assembly after crossing the first barricade put up at Mahatma Gandhi Marg here. The police personnel cordoned them off following which the agitators scuffled with the cops.