Shops closed in Tirupur, stone pelting on buses during bandh
Coimbatore: Almost all shops and trades were closed on Tuesday in nearby Tirupur, and four persons, including the driver of a state government bus, were injured in stone pelting in Pongalur, in response to the bandh call given by Hindu Munnani to condemn the killing of its secretary, Vellayan in Vellore yesterday.
According to police, shops and trades, including hotels and petty tea shops downed their shutters and 20 per cent of nearly 5,000 garment making units, were also closed, to express solidarity with the bandh.
However, buses, taxies and autorickshaws and other mode of transports plied as usual, they said.
While four persons, including the driver, were injured in stone pelting by Munnani workers on a State government bus in Pongalur, four workers were taken into custody, or pelting stone on another bus, the window pane of which was broken, on Tirupur-Mettupalayam Road, police said.
Though majority of the shops were closed in Coonoor in Nilgiris district, they were opened after 11 am, police said.
Meanwhile, about 150 Munnani workers were arrested here, for attempting to stage demonstration to condemn the killing of Vellayan.
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