Lanjigarh: At least 38 persons
belonging to pro-Vedanta group were today taken into custody
while attempting to stage a black flag demonstration at the
venue of the public meeting of Congress General Secretary
Rahul Gandhi here today, police sources said.
Local people under the banner of `Lanjigarh Anchalika
Vikas Parishad`, which called a two-day bandh in this
industrial town, arrived at the ground at Jagannathpur located
behind Vedantas refinery unit with black flags.
They were booked under section 151 of CrPC as a
preventive measure and released after the departure of Gandhi,
a police officer said.