Banki: Congress called for a 12-hour bandh in Banki in Cuttack district demanding the arrest of accused persons involved in double murder here.
According to sources, agitators staged road blockades at major junctions by burning tyres. Vehicular movement was also affected due to the bandh.
Though cops had earlier made arrests regarding the murder case, Congress alleged that the key accused in the crime is still at large.
Forty year-old Bhagaban Swain, Congress activist and husband of a sarpanch, and 38-year-old journalist Aditya Ransingh were murdered in Banki area. Cuttack (Rural) Superintendent of Police RB Panigrahi said the murders were an outcome of previous rivalries.