Maoists shutdown hits life in Chhattisgarh interiors
Raipur: A two-day shutdown called by the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) has hit life in forested interiors of Chhattisgarh, particularly the sprawling Bastar region, police said on Saturday.
Guerrillas blocked key roads in Bastar region, including state and national highways in Bijapur and Dantewada districts. Fearing attacks, transporters also kept their vehicles off the roads, police said.
Security has been stepped up in the sprawling 40,000 sq km Bastar region, besides the western part of Rajnandgaon district in western part of the state, where Maoists have a stronghold since late 1980s, the officials said.
Maoists have called for the 48-hour shutdown in several central and eastern parts of the state to protest the arrest of its three central committee members in Bihar last month.
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