Patna, July 27: Following the day-long bandh called by the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), the former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday, July 27 said "that the enforced bandh is a proof of jungle raj."
A source informed OneIndia that the RJD men also misbehaved with a High Court judge during the bandh.
"RJD supporters disrupted the classes in the colleges affiliated to Patna university", I N Sinha, a professor at Magadh University told OneIndia. [RJD's Bihar shutdown halts rail services]
Meanwhile, normal life remained crippled, businessmen shut down their shops, educational institutions were closed and most of the vehicles stayed off the roads, due to the day-long bandh called by RJD in poll-bound Bihar. [Lalu Prasad held during Bihar bandh, rail, roads traffic hit]
Some trains were forced to halt services, as the RJD men took to the streets over the day-long bandh in the state.
Roads including national highways were blocked and vehicles were attacked by the RJD mob.
Hordes of RJD supporters armed with canes and sticks were seen burning tyres and bomboos at the state capital.
East Central Railway (ECR) CPRO Arvind Kumar Rajak said, "Reports are coming about disturbance in rail services by bandh supporters at many places in the state."
"The Patna-Ranchi Janshatabdi Express was stopped at Jehanabad station while Hatia-Islampur Express was halted near Daniyawan in Patna district", he said.
Rajak added that reports have also come about disruption of railway services near Kamtaul railway station in Darbhanga district even as RJD workers squatted on rail tracks in Sheikhpura and Madhepura hampering movement of trains.
The RJD gave a call to press forth the demand for quick release of the caste census data by the centre.
Though RJD chief Lalu Prasad, while giving the call for Bihar bandh a few days ago, had asked his supporters not to disturb trains while enforcing it, his plea apparently fell on deaf ears.
On Tuesday, July 14, Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi had also raised the demand for making public the socio-economic caste census. [Manjhi seeks release of socio-economic caste census]