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AGSU bandh hits normal life

By Correspondent

TINSUKIA, May 9 - The 12-hour Tinsukia district bandh called by the All Assam Gorkha Students� Union (AGSU) has affected the normal life on Monday. All the shops and establishments, educational and financial institutes remained closed.

Except few private small vehicles, all other vehicles, including public buses, remained off the roads during the bandh. However, production works of tea, oil and coal sectors have not been affected by the bandh.

The students� body has given the bandh call for non-fulfilment of their demands in regards to the brutal killing of 18-year-old Champa Chetri of Borgolai under Margherita police station.

The semi-decomposed body of Champa, who went missing on April 28, was found on the bank of Buri Dehing river on May 4.

It has also been alleged that she was also a victim of sexual harassments prior to her death. The students� body demanded that culprits should be apprehended and be hanged and to pay an ex-gratia amount of Rs 10 lakh to the family of the victim girl. The police arrested two persons in this connection.

In the meantime, the police picked up 32 picketers at Tinsukia and 14 at Makum, including some office-bearers of the AGSU.

At Margherita: The bandh passed off peacefully in Margherita subdivision. Shops, business establishments, banks and financial institutions at Digboi, Margherita, Ledo and Jagun remained closed. The schools and colleges also remained closed, while the attendance in most of the government offices was very thin. Buses and other heavy vehicles were off the roads.

However, the Digboi Refinery along with the offices of IOCL (AOD) continued to function normally. The NECF office of Coal India Ltd at Margherita also continued with its normal run. The operations in the oil fields of the Oil India Limited and the office of the Eastern Producing Area of OIL at Digboi continued to function normally.

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AGSU bandh hits normal life

TINSUKIA, May 9 - The 12-hour Tinsukia district bandh called by the All Assam Gorkha Students� Union (AGSU) has affected the normal life on Monday. All the shops and establishments, educational and financial institutes remained closed.

Except few private small vehicles, all other vehicles, including public buses, remained off the roads during the bandh. However, production works of tea, oil and coal sectors have not been affected by the bandh.

The students� body has given the bandh call for non-fulfilment of their demands in regards to the brutal killing of 18-year-old Champa Chetri of Borgolai under Margherita police station.

The semi-decomposed body of Champa, who went missing on April 28, was found on the bank of Buri Dehing river on May 4.

It has also been alleged that she was also a victim of sexual harassments prior to her death. The students� body demanded that culprits should be apprehended and be hanged and to pay an ex-gratia amount of Rs 10 lakh to the family of the victim girl. The police arrested two persons in this connection.

In the meantime, the police picked up 32 picketers at Tinsukia and 14 at Makum, including some office-bearers of the AGSU.

At Margherita: The bandh passed off peacefully in Margherita subdivision. Shops, business establishments, banks and financial institutions at Digboi, Margherita, Ledo and Jagun remained closed. The schools and colleges also remained closed, while the attendance in most of the government offices was very thin. Buses and other heavy vehicles were off the roads.

However, the Digboi Refinery along with the offices of IOCL (AOD) continued to function normally. The NECF office of Coal India Ltd at Margherita also continued with its normal run. The operations in the oil fields of the Oil India Limited and the office of the Eastern Producing Area of OIL at Digboi continued to function normally.