Vehicle burnt, bus and train movement affected during bandh
Activists of VHP and other Hindu outfits hit the streets torching a jeep and blocking trains during a bandh in eastern UP to protest the attack on BJP MP Yogi Adityanath.Updated: Sep 08, 2008, 21:58 IST
Activists of VHP and other Hindu outfits on Monday hit the streets torching a jeep and blocking trains during a bandh in eastern Uttar Pradesh to protest the attack on BJP MP Yogi Adityanath which left one dead and six injured.
VHP and Hindu Yuva Vahini cadres toched a jeep in Ballia district and forced closure of shops, raising pro-Hindutva slogans.
The movement of both roadways and private buses as well as trains was affected in Ballia and Gorakhpur districts where bandh supporters tried to stop trains.
All schools and colleges remained closed in Azamgarh.
Altogether 226 preventive arrests were made in apprehension of trouble during the bandh, ADG law and order Brij Lal said, adding that those arrested were later released on personal bonds.
Shops and markets remained closed in Gorkahpur, Deoria, Ballia, Varanasi, Mau, Azamgarh and Jaunpur districts where police personnel were deployed in strength after yesterday's incident sparked tension in the region.
In Lucknow Bajrang Dal staged a protest demonstration before the Vidhan Sabha, reports said.
Meanwhile, two borthers have been arrested in connection with the killing of one Maniullah in the violent clashes sparked off by the attack on the MP's convoy, the ADG said.
Piyush Singh and Dhiraj Singh, who are brothers, were arrested with a prohibited 32 bore pistol from the scene of yesterday's clashes, he said adding that altogether 13 people have been held in connection with yesterday's violent incidents.