Bhubaneswar: Alleging police excesses on demonstrating party workers when they tried to gherao Odisha Assembly here, Congress today called a state-wide bandh on September 10 in protest and demanded a probe by Lokpal or a High Court Judge into the incident.

Condemning police action on ‘peaceful demonstrators’ as ‘barbaric’, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee president Niranjan Patnaik claimed that over 400 party workers including women were injured in lathicharge and force used by cops.