Ranchi: Protesting against the damage caused to the Statue of Bhagwan Birsa Munda at his Samadhi Sthal located in Kokar the tribal organisations on Saturday called for Ranchi one which was supported by parties of the opposition in the state including the left.
However, the bandh did not have a major impact in the city and the markets remained open as usual and even vehicle plied in their normal routine. On the other hand in the wake of the bandh, elaborate security arrangements had been made in the city.
To prevent any untoward incident that Police administration had deployed police personnel at all the prominent spots in the city and a total of additional 2000 jawans were deployed across the city to prevent any nuisance.
Earlier on Saturday at Torchlight procession was taken out by the tribal outfits who had also giant traffic movement on the road protesting against the damage caused to the statue. However, post the incident the Ranchi municipal corporation has also swang into action and now it has decided to who look after the security at the samadhi sthal while under the direction of the engineers of the corporation the statue was repaired.
The municipal corporation has also decided to put up CCTV cameras at the spot and in the entire area, proper lighting facilities will be provided. The town commissioner has also written a letter to the district administration so that adequate police personnel can be provided at the spot so that antisocial elements do not gather up and also regular patrolling should be done in the area as in the evening the spot turns out to be a safe haven for the miscreant.
The band was supported by Adivasi Jan Parishad Kendriya Sarna Samiti Adivasi Yuva Morcha Aadivasi Chatra Sangh and was supported by the political parties including the Congress JMM and the left front. A delegation of the Kendriya Sarna Samithi also met the officer in charge of Lalpur police station and handed over an application demanding action against culprits.