Mayurbhanj: Normal life was hit in the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha on Friday in response to a 12-hour bandh called by the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) to protest against the arrest of its leader and Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on January 31.
While public transport vehicles were off the road, business and educational institutions were shut for the day in support of the bandh. JMM workers and district administration officials entered into heated arguments at several places as the bandh was called without informing the concerned authorities. However, the JMM workers lifted the road blockades in Rairangpur following discussions with the administration.
The JMM has alleged that Soren was arrested without any proper investigation by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). JMM Odisha unit general secretary Dubraj Nag said that the party would continue with its agitation till Soren is released from custody.