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Normal life was affected in Itanagar Capital Complex on May 10 due to a 72-hour bandh enforced by a group of individuals and some organizations in connection with the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) paper leak issue.

Shops, markets, and major business establishments voluntarily kept shutters down. All educational institutions, banks, and post offices remained closed. Most of the vehicular traffic, excluding the ones with police and magistrates on duty, were off the roads.

No untoward incident was reported so far from any part of the capital region, police sources said.

The district administration has made adequate deployment of police personnel at all vital locations including state’s civil secretariat and assembly as part of preventive measures.

Besides declaring the bandh “illegal” and “unconstitutional”, district magistrate of Itanagar Capital Complex, Talo Potom has promulgated prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPc in the Capital region.

The Arunachal Pradesh government has temporarily suspended mobile internet services in the capital and Papum Pare (Rural) district to prevent occurrence of any serious law and order problem.

The state police on May 9 arrested activist Sol Dodum, Taw Pauwl and 12 others under the provisions of Arunachal Pradesh Unlawful Activities (Prevention Act), 2014.

Capital SP Rohit Rajbir Singh also said that action has been taken against some individuals for destruction of public property and assault of public servant.

“All the arrestees have been sent to different parts of the state as per orders. They will remain detained there until next legal action is initiated against them,” the SP had said on May 9.

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