Bandh affects normal life in Assam
Guwahati: The Assam bandh called by human
rights organisation `MASS` in protest against the verdict of a
local court here "acquitting" Mridul Phukan, prime accused in
the murder of noted journalist Parag Das affected normal life
in the state on Thursday.
Though no untoward incident had been reported so far,
official sources said, `effigies of CBI` were burnt at Jorhat
and Lakhimpur towns by protesters criticising the agency`s
alleged faulty investigations into the murder case.
In the Brahmaputra Valley markets, shops, private offices
and financial institutions remained closed, while attendance
in government offices was thin, except Barak Valley and N C
Hills district, the sources said.
Most educational institutions, including colleges and
schools, however, were closed as they are on summer vacation.
Private long distance and city buses and other vehicles
remained off the roads.
Air and train services operated normally, the sources said.
District and Session Judge, Kamrup, Dilip Kumar Mahanta on
Tuesday had acquitted Phukan, lone surviving accused in the
13-year-old murder case due to lack of evidence.
Manav Adhikar Sangram Samiti (MASS), founded by Das,
protesting against "verdict" had called for today`s bandh.
Various journalist organisations, Press Clubs and the AUDF,
a political party also extended their support to the bandh.
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