NAGAON, May 5 � The 12-hour bandh called by the Muslim Students Union in protest against the Bodoland violence, affected normal life in Nagaon.
Banks, post-offices, LIC offices as well as some educational institutions remained closed and attendance in government offices was very thin. Most of the vehicles remained off the road, while trains and some long-distance vehicles were running. Business establishments, especially those owned by minority people, remained closed.
At Doboka bandh supporters blocked the roads. Police officials arrived at the scene and tried to persuade the bandh supporters to clear the roads. But their appeals fell on deaf ears and the bandh supporters attacked the police vehicles. The police fired upon the mob, injuring four of them.
At Sonaribali, bandh supporters damaged the vehicles of the SDPO Kaliabor and the Circle Inspector. High police and civil officials rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control. The situation was tense, especially in religious minority-dominated areas.
At Ganipur, bandh supporters pelted stones on the vehicles that passed through the area. They attacked the police personnel also, who arrived at the scene to clear the highway.
Bandh supporters also attacked vehicles carrying newspapers, petrol pumps as well as medicine shops. In Hojai, bandh supporters pelted stones on police vehicles. Police officials, their PSOs and CRPF personnel on duty were injured in the incident.