Three persons arrested in connection with the violence at Unit-2 Market Building in the city have been charged under the National Security Act (NSA).
Chandan Das, Biswanath Pradhan and Pratyush Kanhara have been charged under the law for acting in a manner prejudicial to the maintenance of public order by indulging in the violent activities in the bustling Market Building area.
“Detention orders under NSA have been issued against three persons Chandan Das, Biswanath Pradhan and Pratyush Kanhara to prevent them from acting in any manner prejudicial to public order,” informed the Commissionerate police in a tweet on Thursday.
Notably, under the NSA the Government can also detain a person to prevent him from disrupting public order or for maintenance of supplies and services essential to the community. The maximum period for which one may be detained is 12 months. But the term can be extended if the Government finds fresh evidence.
As many as 25 persons, including 22 minors have been arrested so far in connection with the violent incident at market building. Around 30 masked miscreants armed with lethal weapons had attacked street vendors and ransacked several shops at the market located in the heart of Bhubaneswar on January 10.