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Kalinga Sena activists taken into preventive custody

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

The today took 30 activists of into preventive custody, apprehending trouble by the local outfit on the occasion of

The outfit yesterday threatened to raid parks and malls in the city to stop couples from celebrating Valentines Day, said.

The activists were detained at Baramuda here near the office when they were preparing to visit different parks, the said.

"They were taken into custody and detained as a preventive measure," of Police (CP) of Bhubaneswar Y B Khurania said.

Strict action will be taken against those who take the law into their hands, Khurania said.

All the major parks parks in the city wore a deserted look with couples preferring not to visit the places in order to avoid trouble by fringe outfits, a said.

Jayadev Vatika, a major recreation centre near Khandagiri here, remained closed today, he said.

People preferred visiting shopping malls, the said.

The of police deployed forces at different shopping malls and public places in the city to prevent untoward incidents, the added.

celebrations are hampering the tradition and culture of the country, the of Kalinga Sena, Hemanth Rath, said.

"We strongly oppose the immoral activities of young boys and girls on the occasion," he said.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 18:10 IST