50 Congress activists rounded up

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Jamshedpur, Mar 13: Over fifty Congress activists including former DCC President, Ravindra Jha were rounded up by the police while they were heading for a venue set up for foundation ceremony of road projects.

The activists were protesting against the state's not inviting their leader-cum-Rajya Sabha Member Pradip Kumar Balmuchu in the function today.


Led by Jha, the Congress workers raised anti-government slogan holding placards in their hands and were rounded up as they headed for the venue, where Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das along with his cabinet colleague Saryu Roy were to lay the foundation of nine road and bridge projects worth Rs.255 crore at Domuhani river, confluence of rivers Kharkhai and Swarnarekha, under Sonari police station.

"We have rounded up around fifty Congress activists, who were moving forwarded to the venue to lodge protest against the government allegedly for not inviting their leader Balmuchu," former President of JPCC in the function, said Deputy Superintendent of Police, Amar Kumar Pandey. Later, the activists were let released on PR bound, he said.


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