Jabalpur Bandh passes off peacefully

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Apr 2018 10:49:34



Staff Reporter

In support of Bharat Bandh called by some organisations against reservation quota, the Jabalpur Bandh was successful as the markets, shops, petrol pumps, operation of city transport remained closed on Tuesday right from morning hours. Except few disturbances between police and people after rallies were taken out in support of protest against the reservation quota, the Jabalpur Bandh passed off peacefully in the city. On the call of Rashtriya Arakshan Peedith Varg Sangh, with support of over 140 different social and business organisations, the Bandh received tremendous support of business community, as markets remained closed till evening. In different parts like Sadar, Gorakhpur, Napier Town, Andherdeo, Civic Centre, Marhataal, Madhotal, Garha, Medical, Ranjhi, Adhartaal, Kamla Nehru Nagar and other parts of the city, the closure of shops right from morning till late evening made the event a success. In different markets, only kiosks of tea and food items, medicine shops were open.

Keeping in view the joint call of Bandh by various business and social organisations, the District Administration and Police made extensive arrangements. Specially in every sensitive point, special forces were deployed and during whole day, police parties continued patrolling on streets. Simultaneously, to control the rumours or news of any incidents that could provoke public, right from morning 6 am, the internet services were stopped in the city and that reopened at 6 pm after the protest concluded. It may be recalled that District Administration and Police had invited on Monday evening, the office-bearers and members of different organisations supporting Jabalpur Bandh in support of Bharat Bandh called by some organisations against reservation quota and appealed them to maintain peace and to control protest to hand over the memorandum.

Anand Mohan Pathak, Convener of Rashtriya Arakshan Peedith Varg Sangh accompanied by office-bearers and members of different organisations, public supporting the Bandh against reservation informed that a memorandum addressed to the President of India through Collector and handed it over to Additional Collector, Chote Singh in presence of Additional Superintendent of Police, Guru Prashad Parasher. Owing to the call of Bandh in different centres of the city, petrol pumps remained closed. While in the afternoon in Garha, Medical and Shastri Nagar area, the workers appealing for support to Bandh were taken into custody by Police and taken them to Tilwara police station. In this, Brahmin Sabha State Secretary, Rohit Tiwari along with workers appealed traders to close their shops. The group also received warning from Police and when group continued its rally, Rohit Tiwari, Ajay Mishra, Aditya Tiwari, Abhay Shukla, Neeraj Shukla and others were taken to Tilwara police station and kept there till evening. IN order to keep eye on law and order of the city, Collector, Chhavi Bharadwaj and Superintendent of Police (Incharge), Kumar Saurabh along with Police teams led by Additional Superintendent of Police (North), Rajesh Tiwari, Additional SP (Traffic), Sanjeev Uikey, Additional SP, (Rural) Sanjay Sahu, Additional SP (Crime), Sandeep Mishra, SDMs along with CSPs and SHOs of different police stations.