Security forces in Dibrugarh, used blank fire to disperse the bandh protesters in Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal’s home district, where the protesters vandalized BJP office.
Agitated people came out in protest against the citizenship bill. The BJP office situated at Amolapatty, just 100 meters from Amolapatty police outpost was vandalized by agitated protesters.
The agitated protesters pelted stones on security forces. Additional SP(HQ) Surjeet Singh Paneswar bore minor injuries. Security forces lathi-charged the people to disperse them from Dibrugarh BJP office.
Some protesters stopped CRPF vehicle near the Dibrugarh University. Police used tear gas to disperse the supporters from the area. Later, the police used blank fire.
However, 20 protesters were detained by police from different area of Dibrugarh till filling of the report. Two policemen were injured in the protest.
Talking to the media, Surjeet Singh Paneswar said he got injured over pelting of stones on security forces. He said they have identified the bandh supports who vandalized the BJP office and pelted stones.
In Chabua, the bandh supports burnt tyres at NH37 and smashed bus window.
Violence has been reported from many places of the district and bandh supports burnt tyres in protest against the bill.