12-hour Balasore bandh begins
Balasore: The 12-hour bandh called by the Bar Associations, Civil Societies and other organizations has started from 6 AM today. It will continue till 6 PM.
The bandh has been called over the alleged deteriorating law and order situation in the district. The agitators also are demanding the immediate transfer or dismissal of the district Superintendent of Police (SP).
All business establishments, shops and offices remained closed in view of the strike. The vehicular movement also was affected due to the bandh. However, emergency vehicles including ambulances are allowed to carry out their services.
Security has been beefed-up across the district to maintain law and order during the 12-hour strike.