September 26, 2018 12:41 IST

West Bengal Bandh: Buses torched, trains blocked by protesters

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West Bengal Bandh: Buses torched, trains blocked by protesters Violent protests erupted on Wednesday in West Bengal during a 12-hour bandh called by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) against the deaths of two students who died following a clash with police in North Dinajpur's Islampur recently. The agitated protesters vandalised and torched two government buses in West Midnapore, causing traffic snarls. Credit: ANI
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West Bengal Bandh: Buses torched, trains blocked by protesters Not only that, the coachmen ferrying passengers from Cooch Behar area have been directed to wear helmets as protesters in the area also destroyed several vehicles to mark their protest. Credit: ANI
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West Bengal Bandh: Buses torched, trains blocked by protesters Scores of passengers also faced rail chaos after the demonstrators blocked Howrah-Bardhaman Main Line, Sealdah-Barasat Bongaon section of Eastern Railway Sealdah Division, Sealdah-Diamond Harbour Section and Bandel Katwa section on Eastern Railways Howrah Division. Credit: ANI
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West Bengal Bandh: Buses torched, trains blocked by protesters Meanwhile, security has also been beefed up across the city in view of the bandh. Credit: ANI