Nabarangpur: Normal life ground to a halt in Nabarangpur and Kandhamal locale because of a dawn-to-dusk bandh called by the Congress to protest against the arrest of previous Congress MP Pradip Majhi.

Individuals from the party blocked streets at numerous spots conveying vehicular movement to a crushing stop in the district. The unsettling individuals were likewise seen picketing in numerous spots in the two locale.

However, emergency services and educational institutions were spared from the purview of the shutdown.

According to sources, the Congress called the 12-hour bandh in the two districts demanding the release of Majhi and 16 other members of the party, who are presently lodged Umerkote sub-jail for ransacking the Raighara forest range office and beating up forest and police personnel.

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