NAGAON, Aug 28 � Curfew was imposed in 26 villages of Ambagan area under Samaguri LAC this afternoon following a clash between AAMSU bandh supporters and its opponents.
Block Congress president Nepal Sarkar and Zila Parishad member Dipak Biswas were injured in an attack by bandh supporters.
Tension prevailed after some miscreants issued a notice to the Bodo people living in villages near Nilbagan in Hojai subdivision to leave the area. The situation was later brought under control. Some tension prevailed in Kampur-Kachua area also.
Clashes took place between bandh supporters and opponents at Dhing Gate and Lakhi Nagar area of the town. The effigy of Hagrama Mohilary was burnt in Nagaon and other parts of the district.
4 injured in police firing: Four AAMSU bandh supporters were injured when security forces opened fire to disperse a mob around 9 am today at Chalantapara under Jogighopa PS in Bongaigaon district, our Bongaigaon correspondent reports.
According to ASP Ripul Das rubber bullets were used in the firing. The injured have been identified as Gaji Rahaman (22), Iman Ali (29), Abed Ali (18) and Rashmi Ali (20).
Bandh supporters turned into a mob when a local Congress leader Babul Sarma forced shopkeepers to open their shops amid the bandh and called police to take action against the picketers, injured Gaji Rahaman alleged told the media. Sarma has denied the allegation.
At Bhawlaguri near New Bongaigaon, nearly a thousand bandh supporters gathered on the road and burnt effigies of BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary, NDFB chairman Ranjan Daimari and BJP leader LK Advani for their communal statements.
No impact in Karbi Anglong: The bandh called by AAMSU in protest against the BTAD violence, had no impact in Karbi Anglong district, our Diphu correspondent reports.
However, vehicles bound for Guwahati and Nagaon did not ply during the bandh. According to a report received from Howraghat, AAMSU activists and its supporters burned the effigy of BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary in the Nagaon-Karbi Anglong bordering area Debasthan Bazaar near Howraghat.
Mixed response in Tinsukia: The 12-hour Assam bandh called by AAMSU supported by United Movement for People�s Rights received a mixed response in Tinsukia district, our Tinsukia correspondent reports.
Though long-distance public carriers barring a few buses remained off the road, other forms of vehicles, including rickshaws, auto rickshaws etc., as well as other private vehicles plied on the roads of Tinsukia and other places of the district.
Most of the shops and business establishments also remained open. Some educational institutions remained open but financial institutions remained closed. Post offices and BSNL offices remained open. Establishments of oil, coal and tea sectors functioned as usual.
Poor response in Barama: The 12-hour Assam bandh called by AAMSU and UMPR evoked poor response in Barama, our Barama correspondent reports.
Business establishments barring a few remained open during the bandh hours. Four-wheelers remained off the national highway and other PWD roads. Some bandh supporters burnt effigies of BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary and Anjali Daimary, president of ABWJF at Dipta-Suradi near Barama.
Nalbari peaceful: The 12-hour bandh call given by AAMSU passed off peacefully in Nalbari district except for an incident of picketing by bandh supporters at Suradi on NH 31, our Nalbari correspondent reports.
The supporters burnt the effigies of Hagrama Mohilary and Anjali Daimary. Police and district administration officials immidiately rushed to the spot and controlled the situation.
The bandh evoked a mixed response in the district and no untoward incident was reported so far. Government offices and educational institutions remained closed. But business establishments at different places were open. However, all modes of vehicle were off the road during the bandh.
Bandh peaceful in Dibrugarh: The 12-hour Assam bandh called by AAMSU passed off peacefully in the district today. Many business establishments, financial institutions, government offices and fuel stations remained open, but commercial transport remained off the road.
All major banks, except Axis Bank, operated normally. Attendance in government offices and institutions, was less. No bandh related untoward incident was reported from the district.
Sivasagar affected: The 12-hour bandh called by AAMSU and United Movement for Peoples� Rights disrupted normal life in Sivasagar, our Sivasagar correspondent reports.
Schools, colleges, educational institutions, commercial and business establishments, financial institutions remained closed. The DC office and the court ran as usual. Vehicles remained off the road. Police resorted to lathi-charge to disperse bandh supporters near Dikhou bridge, who pelted stones on them.