While some of the protesters tried to ransack the office, others asked the techies and other officials to leave the office. Despite some news of small hassles, no reports of major violence have been reported yet.
It was a complete shutdown when around 526 pro-Kannada called state-wide strike protesting protest against the government's decision of the Cauvery River Authority (CRA) to release water to Tamil Nadu.
Schools and colleges have chosen to remain shut for the bandh. BMTC and KSRTC buses were kept off the roads in Garden city. Taking advantage of the grim situation, some auto drivers, who were plying in the city in the morning, demanded sky rocketing fares.
Security has been beefed up in the city. Police officials have been deployed in different parts of the city to provide full security to commuters. Bandh supporters earlier on Friday had appealed all Bangaloreans to support their agitation by not reporting to their respective work places.