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Shutdown hits life in Mayurbhanj

Press Trust of India  |  Baripada (Odisha) 

Normal life in Odisha's district was disrupted Saturday in a 12-hour shutdown by the state unit of (JMM).

The shutdown was called to press for the setting up of a permanent bench of here, refund of deposit to the customers of the now defunct Baripada Urban Cooperative Bank and development of railways in district.

It passed off peacefully and government offices, courts, educational institutions, banks and post offices did not function.

Business and commercial establishments and shops downed their shutters and vehicular traffic kept off the road in the district.

extended its support to the agitation.

Supporters of the shutdown picketted at the collectorate premises but the Vineet Bharadwaj attended office with police security.

They later burnt the district collector's effigy and shouted slogans against him.

Mahesh Hembram, Kalinga Keshari Jena, the party's district Fagu Hansda, and led the protests here.

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

First Published: Sat, September 15 2018. 19:05 IST
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