Daringbadi: Normal life was affected in Daringbadi area on Tuesday due to a bandh call given to protest the arrest of BJD leader Junus Pradhan.

Almost all business establishments, Government offices, educational institutions, commercial banks were closed at Daringbadi.

The 12-hour bandh call was jointly given by three bodies working in the field of human rights protection-Banabasi Surakshya Parishad, District units of Odisha Adivasi Mancha and Adivasi Adhikar Andolana.

It is noteworthy to mention that Pradhan was arrested on Monday in connection with the recent landmine blast on Kotagad-Srirampur road under Kotagad police limits, which killed three policemen on the spot and seriously injured three.