Bandh hits normal life in Tripura

600 people, supporting the bandh, were arrested and later released, police said.

Published: 18th May 2017 03:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th May 2017 03:48 PM   |  A+A-

Agartala Congress workers burn a tyre during their day-long bandh and protest in Agartala Tripura on Thursday. (PTI)


AGARTALA: The 24-hour bandh called by opposition Congress demanding CBI investigation into the chit fund scam affected normal life in Tripura today.

Markets were closed while vehicles did not ply on the roads. Banks, financial institutions, schools and colleges remained shut in view of the strike.

Flight operations remained normal and passengers arriving at the airport from outside the state were provided security, Superintendent of Police Dilip Roy said, adding that the shut down affected the movement of trains.

600 people, supporting the bandh, were arrested and later released, police said.

The other demands of the Congress are financial ex gratia to the unemployed youths, subsidy in fertilisers, support price in agriculture.

Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee president (TPCC), Birajit Sinha has claimed the bandh a successful one, saying people have whole heartedly supported it.


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