C'nagar bundh partial

C'nagar bundh partial


While shop owners voluntarily downed their shutters on Dodda Angadi Beedi to express their support for the bandh, most of the shops were open on Deviation road.
Government buses were operating as usual, while private buses were scarce inconveniencing villagers.

Some schools were closed and banks functioned as usual. Since it was the second  Saturday of the month, all government offices remained closed. Expecting trouble after the lathi charge ordered on Friday, the district administration had imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 on Saturday.

Leading from front

Chamarajnagar Deputy Commissioner Manojkumar Meena shocked protesters and police on Saturday, when he got on to the streets himself, brandishing a lathi and giving out orders to the police.

The DC arrived at the Bhuvaneshwari Cirlce with SP Dr T D Pawar on Saturday morning and reviewed the situation for about an hour. He borrowed a lathi from a constable and warned the protesters over the microphone, saying: “Clear out the place in five minutes or else you will all be arrested.”

CM orders release

Chief Minister Yeddyurappa on Saturday directed the district administration of Chamarajnagar and Davanagere to immediately release all farmers arrested in connection to violent protests recently. Besides, the CM has ordered a probe by the Divisional Commissioner into the police laticharge on protesting farmers in Chamarajnagar that left many wounded.

The CM said investigation will also be done with regard to Chamarajnagar Deputy Commissioner Manojkumar Meena roaming around the town with a lathi in his hand.

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