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Bandh hits normal life in Tripura

Press Trust of India  |  Agartala 

The 24-hour called by opposition demanding investigation into the chit fund scam affected normal life in today.

Markets were closed while vehicles did not ply on the roads. Banks, financial institutions, schools and colleges remained shut in view of the strike.

Flight operations remained normal and passengers arriving at the airport from outside the state were provided security, Superintendent of Police Dilip Roy said, adding that the shut down affected the movement of trains.

600 people, supporting the bandh, were arrested and later released, police said.

The other demands of the are financial ex gratia to the unemployed youths, subsidy in fertilisers, support price in agriculture.

Pradesh Committee president (TPCC), Birajit Sinha has claimed the a successful one, saying people have whole heartedly supported it.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 14:32 IST