Itanagar, May 10: Normal life was badly affected in Arunachal Pradesh capital on Wednesday after a 72-hour bandh call given by a few individuals and groups in protest against the paper leak scam of the state public service commission.
All business establishments including banks and educational institutions remained closed.
All private and public transport remained off the road except police and magistrate vehicles on duty.
The bandh which bagan at 5 AM in the morning was peaceful.
“So far a total of 17 people have been detained. The detention were made under Arunachal Pradesh Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 2014,” said a police official.
Meanwhile, the district administration has imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC in order to ensure safety and security of the people, besides public and government properties.
On Thursday, a mob demolished the entry gate of Naharlagun police station after the detention of a few persons who had given the call for the bandh.
The Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) fiasco had created uproar in the state and massive agitations were held against it.
CBI has already taken over the probe and arrested more than 50 people in the case.
So far 54 individuals, including 41 government officers, have been arrested in connection with the APPSC paper leak case.
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