From a Correspondent
DHEKIAJULI, Sept 3: The tionwide trade union sponsored Bharat bandh affected normal life in Dhekiajuli on Friday. Government offices, banks, educatiol institutions and business establishments were totally closed in Dhekiajuli town. Protesters from different labour unions took out out rallies and shouted anti-government slogans at the NH-15 and blocked the NH-15. Later police came and the protesters were arrested and brought to the Dhekiajuli Police Station. But due to the insufficient lock-up space inside Dhekiajuli Police Station, the protesters were kept near Swahid Maidan. Later in the evening, the arrested protesters were released by the Dhekiajuli Police. The labour and trade union bodies later handed over a memorandum to the Deputy Superintendent of Police which contained their charter of long-standing demands.