BARPETA, Sept 23 � The AAMSU sponsored 36-hour Barpeta district bandh evoked poor response here. But it turned violent at a few places resulting in damage of property and injury to people. The bandh didn�t have any impact in the district headquarters. Business establishments, government offices, banks and and educational institutions functioned normally. However, in some places it was observed partially.
Commercial vehicles were off the roads as bandh supporters created havoc since the morning and caused extensive damage to a number of vehicles. Several passengers of private vehicles were also injured in the attack. Irate bandh supporters blocked the Barpeta-Doulashal-Hajo road at Khongra and attacked the vehicles which were scanty. Even patients travelling to Guwahati were not spared and ware compelled to return halfway. Towards evening, a motorcycle was torched by the supportes at Khongra.