Patna, Jun 10 (UNI) The dawn-to- dusk Bihar bandh called by left parties in protest against the hike in fuel prices evoked partial response in the state today.
Official sources said here that the bandh had little response all over the state during which no untoward incident was reported from any corner. The sources said the vehicular traffic was normal and majority of the business establishments remained open during the day.
The sources, however, admitted that the agitation had its impact in the area of influence of the leftists including Samastipur, Begusarai, Muzaffarpur, Madhubani, Saharsa, Buxar, Darbhanga, Supaul and others.
Meanwhile, the activists of the CPI(ML), CPI, CPM, RSP and others took out separate processions in the busy area of the state capital but were detained while enforcing bandh.
The CPM activists demanding the Centre to roll back oil prices took out the procession in the state capital under the leadership of its state secretary Vijaykant Thakur who along with his several senior party colleagues were rounded up by the police.
Similarly, a group of CPI(ML) supporters led by party central committee member KD Yadav took out procession towards Dakbuglow chowk from where the agitationists were detained.
Meanwhile, additional director general (law and order) Anil Kumar Sinha the police was on maximum alert during the bandh and all police stations were maintaining special vigil to thwart any attempt aimed at disturbing normal life.
He said special deployment of security personnel were made at public places and at the vulnerable spots during the bandh.
In view of the large scale damages done to the railway properties in the past by the agitationists, the railway administration had also made elaborate security arrangements. Railway sources said round the clock patrolling was being conducted on the railway tracks and additional police force were deployed at the railway stations.
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