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Karimganj bandh passes off peacefully

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Siddique Ahmed complains of 'illness', shifted from jail to civil hospital

Our Correspondent

Silchar, May 1: The 12-hour bandh called by Karimganj Lok Sabha based Youth Congress Committee in protest against the arrest of former Assam minister and a Congress legislator Siddique Ahmed yesterday passed off peacefully today with sporadic violence reported in some areas of the district.

Though the dawn to dusk strike, started at 5 am, received mixed response. Though the bandh was felt in rural belt and in South Karimganj constituency, which Ahmed represents in the Assam Assembly, the schools, colleges, offices and business establishments remained open in the district headquarters.

The supporters of Siddique Ahmed today blocked various roads and burnt tyres shouting slogans against his arrest. They vehemently condemned the alleged police atrocities on the supporters of Ahmed on the court premises.

Many of the protesters were seen raising slogan against the former Assam minister and Katlicherra MLA Gautam Roy, North Karimganj legislator Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha and Badarpur MLA Jamal Uddin, accusing them of hatching conspiracy against Ahmed.

Karimganj court rejected the bail plea of Siddique Ahmed, yesterday and sent him to 7 day judicial custody. The MLA appeared before the court of the additiol chief judicial magistrate in Karimganj with a bail plea as directed by the Gauhati high court which was rejected by the additiol chief judicial magistrate, Sah Saiyad Ahadur Rahman. In the jail premises, Siddique Ahmed complained of feeling physically ill last night, he was then examined by a medical team based on whose recommendation he was shifted to the Karimganj Civil Hospital under judicial custody.

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