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Markets in Kota remained closed in protest against power discom

Press Trust of India  |  Kota (Rajasthan) 

Traders observed a in the city today to protest against installation of smart metres by Limited (KEDL) and high power bills.

Vyapar Mahasang and around 150 trade organisation associated with it had given a call for band against alleged exploitative commercial strategies and installation of in the city by the discom, a franchise of (JVVNL).

Bar council also suspended judicial work in the local court, Mahendra Kumar Gupta, the of the bar council said.

Youth workers along with the volunteers of other trade and public organizations took round in the city markets and demonstrated against KEDL.

Youth workers burnt tiers and smart metres in front of KEDL office in Gumanpura area. The situation of face off between protesters and the police arose when protestors attempted to enter into KEDL office but it was handled in time.

Himmat Singh, a in Kota who had been on for ten days outside KEDL office, today withdrew his after a delegation from district administration met him.

JVVNL last year franchised Kolkata based KEDL for in Kota city since then the company had been facing public wrath for its commercial tactics including installation of

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 22:00 IST