Mixed response to J'khand bandh, 6 injured in group clash

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Ranchi, Nov 26 (UNI) Six persons were injured in group clashes while bandh supporters burnt trucks as the 24-hour bandh, called by different student and political organisations in Jharkhand protesting the death of a tribal in Assam on Saturday, disrupted life here and in Kolhan division area today.

It, however, evoked mixed response in rest of the state.

At least six people were injured in group clashes when bandh supporters tried to forcibly close down markets at Dhatkidih in East Singhbhum area, official sources said.

Reports from Jamshedpur said protestors burnt four trucks on National Highway 33 this evening. Senior police officials rushed to the spot, the sources said adding fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the fire.

Significantly, the Santhal Paragana, comprising mainly Dumka, Deogarh, Pakur, Sahebganj, Godda and Jamtara did not completely respond to the bandh.

Life was thrown out of gear in Kolhan division comprising East and West Singbhum and Saraikela Kharsawan districts.

In Jamshedpur business establishments remained closed and long distance traffic was paralysed. Educational institutions and offices functioned with lean attendance.

In the state capital Ranchi, X X X EDS picking up from para seven line one of CA 19 AGITATION-JHARKHAND-BANDH.


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