Hyderabad: The two-day bandh call given
by Maoists in the Visakha Agency area and the Andhra-Orissa
border (AOB) of Andhra Pradesh was peaceful so far, even as
combing and frisking operation continued, police said on Tuesday.
"The bandh was peaceful so far and no incidents were
reported in Visakhapatnam district. However, combing and
frisking operations shall continue in the bordering areas,"
Visakhapatnam (Rural) district Superintendent of Police Vineet
Brij Lal, told agency over phone.
The 48-hour bandh was called by the CPI(Maoist) from
yesterday in Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, West Bengal, Andhra
Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and three districts of Maharashtra to
protest against the `Operation Green Hunt` launched against
them and the recent encounters in Andhra in which top Maoists
Shakamuri Apparao and Kondal Reddy were shot dead.
Compared to yesterday shops, business establishments
remained open at various towns and villages, and RTC buses
plyed normally, though at some areas of the district the bus
services were stopped, the police officer said.
Elaborate security arrangements are in place to thwart
any attempts by Maoists to carry out violent acts, the SP said
adding they were also in regular coordination with the Orissa
Apart from Visakhapatnam, police forces in large
contingents were also deployed in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram in
the AOB to carry out special operations in the bordering
regions, police sources said.