Life came to a grinding halt in Tumkur city on Tuesday as bandh was observed in response to the call given by the Akhila Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, Bharatiya Janatha Party, Bhagat Sene, and Karnataka Rakshana Vedike under the banner of the Bhrashtachara Virodhi Vedike. They said they wanted people to support Anna Hazare's fight for a strong Lokpal Bill.

Activists of the Bhrashtachara Virodhi Vedike went across the city in groups and got offices, educational institutions, cinema halls and business establishments to close down for the day.

They forced authorities at the BSNL and zilla panchayat offices to down the shutters in response to the bandh. However, the bandh was peaceful. KSRTC buses were off the road.