Sambalpur Dec. 1: Three persons were seriously injured in a clash between employees of a steel company and a few people owing allegiance to a transporter at Gurupali in Rengali.
Police have arrested six employees of the steel company.
Local residents said a Chhattisgarh trading firm had paid to the steel company for coal fines, a kind of coal dust. However, despite receiving the money, the company did not supply the material. Consequently, a transporter from Sambalpur, who looks after the trading firm’s interests, went to the steel company along with his aides and had asked the company to return the advance amount.
There was an altercation between the two groups and Arora and his group allegedly attacked an employee of the steel company. Thereafter, a group of employees of the steel company allegedly attacked them. Arora and his group has been accused of damaging two computers of the company.
Rengali police rushed to the spot to control the situation.
“The outsiders had damaged two computers of the company by the time police reached there,” said police station in-charge Pradeep Sahu.
Sahu said police personnel have been deployed on the company premises to avoid any further untoward incident. Superintendent of police of Sambalpur Nikhil Kanodia, sub-collector Rainu Singh and additional sub-collector Ajaya Tiwari visited the spot.
“Six employees of the Viraj Steel And Energy Limited have been arrested and they will be forwarded to court today,” said deputy superintendent of police of Sambalpur Pradip Mohapatra.