BARRING A few incidents, the Ujjain bandh call given by Vishwa Hindu Parishad to protest against the death of some 15 cows in Chimanganj Mandi Area two days ago remained peaceful on Monday.
Bandh supporters started lobbying to make the bandh a success from early morning and all means of transportation were made to go off the roads. The administration had already declared holiday for schools. Shops and business establishments remained closed in prominent areas, but traders in colonies continued their work till the bandh supporters approached them and enforced a shut down.
VHP activists had to face the wrath of a shopkeeper at Sindhi Colony square, as he refused to down the shutters. This lead to stone pelting there and police had to use force to disperse the mob.
The Congress gheraoed the Neelganga police station against what they termed to be the lethargic attitude of the police. Meanwhile, the police have not arrested any person in connection with mass death of cows.
The post-mortem report has confirmed that cows had died after consuming some poisonous substance. Hindu organisations, however, smell a conspiracy behind the incident.