JORHAT, March 7 - Demanding immediate arrest of the accused persons involved in the vandalism of the AASU office at Silapathar, the Golaghat district unit of the Chutiya Jati Chatra Santha (CJCS) and six other organisations of indigenous people today announced a bandh call for an indefinite period in the district from this afternoon.
A district office-bearer of the Chutiya student body, Mohen Bora said only the government offices, private establishments and shops and markets will come under the purview of the bandh called by the CJCS along with the district units of Ahom Sena, AATASU, AKRASU, Asom Yuba Parishad, Ahom Jatiya Gana Mancha and Tai Ahom Yuba Parishad.
There will be no restrictions on the movement of any kind of vehicles, the protesting organisations said, adding, emergency services like hospitals and pharmacies, besides the educational institutions and examinations have been exempted from their bandh call.
Immediately after the announcement of bandh, most of the shops and other business establishments downed their shutters in the town. Locals said some shops were ransacked by miscreants last night in the town after the news of vandalism at Silapathar came in.
In the wake of the law and order situation, district administration officials convened a meeting with representatives of various social organisations, traders, student bodies and trade unions at the deputy commissioner�s office here today. Deputy Commissioner Gaurav Bothra said a magisterial inquiry will be ordered into the vandalism in the town, assuring that the accused persons would be booked soon.