Protesters damage 15 vehicles during Middle Assam bandh

Morigaon, Sept 30 : At least 15 vehicles were repotedly damaged by protesters in different parts of Nagaon and Morigaon districts during the 12-hour Middle Assam bandh on Thursday, called by All Assam Tiwa Students Union (AATSU), Tiwa Mahila Marcha, All Tiwa Yuba Chatra Parishad (ATYCP) for their various demands.

According to reports, the bandh supporters set fire on a motorcycle at Chabudhara in Nagaon district.

The protesters damaged six vehicles, including two private Tata Indica cars, at Kathiatoli area in Nagaon district on Thursday morning, said officials.

The mob also pelted stone at buses, private cars, trucks on National Highway (NH)-37 at Neli Palahguri and tryied to set ablaze a government vehicle in Morigaon district.

After the incident, all the passenger-carrying vehicles have reportedly stopped plying on NH-37.

Security forces arrested over 50 agitated protesters from different areas of the two districts, police said.