KOLAR: The bandh observed by various organisations to protest the transfer of Kolar Deputy Commissioner D K Ravi evoked good response in Kolar, Mulbagal and Srinivasapur taluks.
However, the bandh did not affect normal life in Bangarpet and KGF.
Business establishments, cinemas and restaurants remained closed and educational institutions, both government and private, did not function.
Though some government offices and banks were opened in the morning, they were closed down following an appeal by agitators.
The protesters closed down the Head Post Office and other Central government offices.
The agitators gathered in front of the KSRTC bus depot to stop bus services. Private buses and autos remained off the roads in Kolar. The agitators burnt effigies of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Kolar MP K H Muniyappa and they alleged these leaders were behind the transfer of Ravi.
The agitators tried to block the Bangalore-Chennai National Highway-75. As vehicles piled up on the road, the police rushed to the spot and restored vehicular movement.
Deputy Commissioner D K Ravi spoke to the leaders of various organisations and appealed to them to call off their agitation.
He said it was his duty to obey the government order and he would be handing over the charge to his successor in a day or two.
Sources said leaders of various organisations decided to go to Bangalore on Friday to ask Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and others to cancel the transfer order.
Advocates of Kolar district stayed away from the court proceedings and they passed a resolution seeking to squash the transfer order. A group of agitators damaged window panes of a KSRTC bus and a private bus. Kolar Superintendent of Police Ajay Hilori told Express that a case has been registered against some people for damaging the buses.
Meanwhile, forums have called for a Bangarpet bandh on Friday, demanding that the government cancel Ravi’s transfer.