Mumbai, Sep 10: A total of 608 people were detained and released subsequently in Mumbai during the Bharat Bandh protest on Monday. According to a tweet by ANI, six people were arrested and 8 cases were registered at various police stations. As per details by Mumbai police PRO, no serious incidents have been reported from the city.
The 'Bharat Bandh' call given by the Congress and several opposition parties evoked a mixed response across the country. Protesters carried out rallies and held protests outside commercial establishments and fuel pumps in several states, thus supporting the Congress' Bharat bandh call against rising fuel prices and depreciation of the rupee.
608 people were detained and released subsequently today, 6 people were arrested, 8 cases were registered at various police stations. No serious incidents have been reported: Mumbai police PRO #BharatBandh
— ANI (@ANI) September 10, 2018
In Maharashtra, workers belonging to Congress and MNS disrupted transport services by stopping suburban trains and metro rail at various places in Mumbai. The vehicular movement came to a grinding halt in several areas as Congress workers blocked roads. In Bhubaneswar, Congress workers staged a road blockade disrupting the movement of vehicles on the national highway.
In Jammu, Congress workers burn tyres during 'Bharat Bandh' protest while in Patna, the Jan Adhikar Party supporter vandalised vehicles during the protest. In Karnataka, normal life was disrupted as government buses, private taxis, cabs, autos did not ply on roads.