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Strike peaceful

Kokrajhar, Nov. 30: The 12-hour general strike called today by the All BTC Bengali Youth Studentsí Federation and Ex-Bengali Tiger Force in protest against the kidnapping of Santosh Saha, a businessman, from Kachugaon Bazaar in Kokrajhar district, passed off peacefully with no untoward incidents.

The organisations have demanded the release of the abducted trader and asked the district administration to ensure the safety and security of the people.

The strike affected normal life with business establishments remaining closed throughout the day in many parts of the district. Educational institutions were open, while attendance in offices was thin.

Public transport was off the roads while vehicles on the National Highway 31C connecting the Northeast with the rest of India plied with escorts.

Four unidentified persons in two motorcycles had come and whisked away Sahu at gunpoint on Wednesday from the market in Gossaigaon sub-division.