Mah bandh observed totally in Marathwada


State-wide bandh call given by BRP-BBM and various Dalit organisations protesting against Koregaon-Bhima incident affected the normal life but was observed totallyin the eight districts of Marathwada region. In Aurangabad, divisional headquarters of the region was the most affected city in the region.

Tension prevailed in Dalit-dominated area of Ambedkar colony at CIDCO locality on Wednesday morning when the Dalit activists pelted stones on buses and police vans in which some of the police personeel were injuired. To control the situation, police resorted mild lathicharge and detained several agitators at Ambedkar Nagar and brought the situation under control, according to the Aurangabad IGP Milind Bharambe. He said agitators pelted stones at some of the city pockets areas. At present, situation is tensed but under control. The district administration has already imposed section 144 of the CrPC in the city and around areas.

He also appealed to people to cooperate with police and do not fall in rumours, he added. Meanwhile, all the schools, colleges, business establishments remained closed as precautionary measures in the city. 

MSRTC also suspended their long destination buses in view of ongoing arson prevailed for past two days across the state, sources added.In Nanded, clashes erupted on Wednesday where three policemen were injured in the stone pelting incident at Ambedkar Nagar here allegedly by a group of people.Curfew-like restrictions were imposed in the district after some anti-social elements came on the roads and vandalised shops and business establishments.According to the reports which last came in, the tension still persists in the district. No arrest has been made so far, sources said.Violent clashes between groups of people marred the bicentenary celebrations of the historic 1818 battle of Bhima-Koregaon on Monday evening.
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