Bharat Bandh: SBI treasury branch ransacked by protesters in Thiruvananthapuram on day 2 of strike

By: | Published: January 9, 2019 3:40 PM

A group of miscreants on Wednesday ransacked the treasury branch of State Bank of India (SBI) in Thiruvananthapuram. The attack comes on the second day of the ongoing two-day Bharat Bandh.

Bharat BandhBharat Bandh: SBI treasury branch ransacked by protesters in Thiruvananthapuram on day 2 of strike

A group of miscreants on Wednesday ransacked the treasury branch of State Bank of India (SBI) in Thiruvananthapuram. The attack comes on the second day of the ongoing two-day Bharat Bandh call by the Central Trade Unions (CTUs) across the country.

According to a report in local news website Mathrubhumi, the incident took place at around 10:30 am. It said that a group of seven people came to the branch and threatened the manager and staff.

The report said that protesters attacked the office for non-participation of branch staff in the strike. The manager’s office was also attacked. His computer and table were destroyed by the miscreants.

 

Left parties members and supporters block the Dak Bungalow road during a protest in Patna (PTI Photo)

The branch manager informed that he later filed a complaint with Assistant Commissioner, Cantonment. Meanwhile, additional security officials have been deployed to the branch.

Today is the second day of Bharat Bandh. As many as 10 central trade unions are observing nationwide shutdown against the poor policies of the Modi government. State-run banks are also participating in the strike demanding hike in their wages.

In Kerala, protesters also blocked the movement of trains in various parts of the state.

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