Maoist bandh evokes partial response in Malkangiri
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Last Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2011, 13:35
  
Malkangiri (Orissa): A bandh called by Maoists in protest against the killing of a woman naxalite in a recent encounter with securitymen evoked lukeworm response in Orissa's Malkangiri district on Thursday with partial impact at a few known rebel strongholds.

While some private buses were plying along various routes in the Maoist-hit district, government buses remained off the road, official sources said.

Life in towns, including the district headquarter of Malkangiri, remained normal, while Maoist-hit areas like Kalimela, Motu, Padia and MV-79 were partially affected.

Security was tightened across the district with deployment of personnel in strength in sensitive areas and stepped-up patrolling, police said.

While the district's borders were sealed, special security measures were taken at government offices, police stations, prisons, armouries and arms depots and other vital installations, they said.

"Strict vigil is being maintained and police is ever ready to fight the Maoists," Superintendent of Police, Malkangiri, Anirudha Singh said.

The Naxal unit of Malkangiri, which called the shutdown, accused the state of failing to fulfill their 14-point demands though assurances had been given to secure release of District Collector R V Krishna, abducted by naxals in February.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, April 28, 2011, 13:35


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