Visakhapatnam: The district police has made elaborate security arrangements due to the bandh call by the Students Joint Action Committee for Samaikhayandhra (United Andhra Pradesh) Friday demanding that the UPA government and the Congress keep the state united.
The students` JAC has called a one-day bandh tomorrow demanding that central government must not bifurcate the state.
Fourteen universities in thirteen districts in coastal Andhra Pradesh will take part in the shut down and the colleges under these universities would also join the agitation, organisers said.
Meanwhile, city police commissioner B Shivadhar Reddy said in a statement, that strict action would be taken against the those who violate the law.
Violence would not be tolerated and stringent action will be initiated against them and educational institutes shall not be closed down by using force or violence, the statement said, adding that no obstruction should be caused to public or private transportation and other vehicular traffic.
There was every possibility of losing employment opportunities for students who involved in criminal cases, since they would not get passports, the statement said.
Police pickets were set up at vulnerable points and mobile police parties will move all over the district to maintain law and order, he said.