Dibrugarh: The All Assam Students' Union (AASU) has burnt effigies of State Minister Atul Bora and the city SP Shwetank Mishra for forcefully entering their office in Dibrugarh and arresting their members.
Notably, the row erupted last Friday, when the members of AASU and ABVP entered into a scuffle following an election, where ABVP won 11 seats of 13 and we're celebrating in front of their AASU college.
Suddenly, AASU members started assaulting the supporters and students of the college.
On Saturday, the police allegedly lathi-charged the members of the union and arrested them by entering the office premises.
Following this, AASU called for a 24-hour bandh after their members were arrested by Dibrugarh Police for allegedly assaulting Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members.
After a 24-hour long shutdown called by AASU brought Tinsukia and Dibrugarh to a standstill.
Apart from these districts, places like Dibrugarh town, Moran, Naharkatia, Tinsukia town, and Digboi town too have been particularly affected by the shutdown.
During the protest, several AASU protestors burnt tyres and blocked roads at several places demanding to release the arrested AASU members.
However, in a bid to stop any untoward incident from happening, Police had made heavy security arrangements.
Dibrugarh Superintendent of Police Shwetank Mishra had also served a legal notice to AASU general secretary Shankar Jyoti Baruah for calling 24-hour Dibrugarh bandh.
The Dibrugarh SP asked the AASU leader to withdraw the bandh and cooperate with the police in maintaining peace.