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Bandh paralyses Dibrugarh


DIBRUGARH, Feb 25 � The city�s normal life came to a standstill today following a bandh called by the All Assam Bengali Yuva Chatra Federation and other local organisations in the aftermath of the gun attack on a businessman and his associate by some unidentified miscreants last night in Shantipara Bansbari residential area.

The businessman, Bimolendu Das sustained bullet injuries on his chest and back, while his associate Ripu Chand received bullet injury on one of his legs, police said. The three miscreants, who are suspected to be ULFA cadres, came on a motorcycle. The two injured were first rushed to a nearby nursing home and later referred to the Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH). The two were returning home at around 9:30 when they were attacked. They are now stated to be out of danger.

Normal life was hit in the city as all financial, educational and government institutions remained shut due to the bandh. Commercial establishments also responded to the bandh. Barring a few private vehicles, all modes of commercial vehicles kept off the roads.

Meanwhile, members of the All Assam Bengali Yuva Chatra Federation, Hindu Jagaran Manch, Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Parishad, All Assam Mottock Yuva Chatra Sanmilan and several other organisations today held a protest meet near the Ranghar Cinema Hall, condemning the incident and slamming the police for failing to nab the culrpits.

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