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Maoist shutdown fails to evoke response

Last Updated: Monday, January 18, 2010 - 22:40

Ranchi: Barring a couple of districts,
Maoist-sponsored Jharkhand-Bihar shutdown failed to evoke any
response in Jharkhand.

The 24-hour shutdown affected some pockets in Gumla,
Simdega, Khunti and West Singhbhum districts, but hardly had
any impact in Palamau division, Hazaribagh and Chatra, police
said here.

Maoists observed the shutdown to demand immediate
production of their leader Divendu Kumar Singh alias Subodh
alias Anand in court.

Subodh was arrested by the special task force of Bihar
police here on Friday and Rs 18 lakh was seized from his
possession, police officials in Patna said.


First Published: Monday, January 18, 2010 - 22:40
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