Ara: The bandh called by the CPI-ML (Liberation) and supported by the Hindustani Awam Morcha Secular in protest against murder of a jeweller and deteriorating law and order evoked mixed response here on Thursday.
The bandh supporters took out a procession from the office near the Eastern Railway Crossing in the morning that passed through the main thoroughfares of the town and forced traders and business establishments to down their shutters. They also disturbed plying of vehicles on the roads. Barring a few schools, government offices and courts were open. The bandh supporters blocked the road at the Patel Bus Stand, Goplai Chowk, Sheesh Mahal Chowk, Shahi Mosque Chowk by putting hurdles and burning tyres on road and paralysed the movement of vehicles.
They raised slogans against chief minister Nitish Kumar for the deteriorating law and order in the state and also against the Bhojpur district administration. They demanded the arrest of the criminals and a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the family members of the deceased, and treatment of the injured Tribhuan Gupta on government cost, a government job to one of the family members of the deceased and arms licence to the family for security reasons.
Some motorcycle-borne armed criminals had shot dead Ravi Gupta and injured his elder brother Tribhuan Gupta, sons of Hari Narayan Gupta of Kamta Bazaar locality under Baniyapur police station in Saran district when they were returning to their residence at Godhna Road under Nawada police station on Tuesday evening after closing their jewellery shop at Bazaar Samiti.
Bhojpur superintendent of police Awakash Kumar and formed a team under SDPO Pankaj Kumar and the police took four persons in custody so far though no FIR has so far been lodged with the police under Nawada police station. The SHO of Nawada police station, Subodh Kumar, said an FIR would be lodged after an application from the family members of the deceased.
Courtesy: The Telegraph