Rail services disrupted, buses burnt in UP during bandh
Rail services were disrupted and buses torched in several parts of Uttar Pradesh today during a nation-wide bandh called by the Left and non-BJP parties to protest against governments "failure" to check price rise.
Lucknow: Rail services were disrupted and
buses torched in several parts of Uttar Pradesh today during a
nation-wide bandh called by the Left and non-BJP parties to
protest against governments "failure" to check price rise.
During the bandh which evoked mixed response in the
state, as many as 2,288 workers of various opposition parties,
mainly of SP, were arrested while attempting to disrupt train
and road traffic and forcing closure of the markets,
Additional Director General of Police Brij Lal told reporters
In Lucknow, three roadways buses were torched allegedly
by SP workers, who also clashed with police at a number of
places, official sources said here.
Police detained 600 SP and RLD activists, including SP
state president Akhilesh Yadav and a senior LJP leader Chittra
Singh. They also used force at many places to disperse mob.
Scores of SP activists were detained in Allahabad after
they attempted to disrupt trains at the Prayag railway station
in the wee hours, police said.
Several protesters were injured in Kanpur where police
resorted to lathicharge to disperse SP workers led by Leader
of the Opposition in the Assembly, Shivpal Singh Yadav, party
In Etawah, the home turf of SP supremo Mulayam Singh
Yadav, party workers torched a roadways bus and disrupted
movement of trains, including Shatabdi Express, at a number of
places, including Etawah and Bharthana railway stations.