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"Khagaria bandh" passes off peacefully

Last Updated: Saturday, October 3, 2009 - 19:05

Khagaria (Bihar): The dawn-to-dusk "Khagaria
bandh" called by RJD-LJP front and Yuva Shakti of former MP
Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav on Saturday to protest the killing
of 16 people at Amosi Bharen village by suspected Maoists
passed off peacefully, evoking mixed response.

"There was no report of any untoward incident anywhere in
the district," Superintendent of Police I N Mishra said.
Mishra said most shops and business establishments in
Khagaria town remained closed and vehicular traffic plied in
depleted numbers.

Tight security arrangements were in place for the bandh.
he said, adding five bandh supporters were arrested for trying
to enforce the call.

The bandh was called to protest against Thursday`s
killing of 16 people by suspected naxalites at Amosi Bharen
village in Khagaria district.
RJD-LJP front demanded immediate resignation of Chief
Minister Nitish Kumar in the wake of alleged rise in incidents
of murder, loot and kidnapping for ransom. The bandh was also
called to pressure the administration to immediately arrest
the killers and provide compensation of Rs 10 lakh to
dependents of each of 16 deceased.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, October 3, 2009 - 19:05
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