Maoist bandh in 3 Odisha dists

The bandh called by Maoists in Odisha`s Sundargarh, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts, bordering Jharkhand, evoked mixed response.

Updated: Nov 29, 2011, 21:39 PM IST

Rourkela: The bandh called by Maoists
in Odisha`s Sundargarh, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts,
bordering Jharkhand, evoked mixed response today.

Buses from the three districts to Jharkhand stopped
plying and vehicular traffic on NH-23 and 215 was affected
since late last night, police sources said.
Shops and business establishments in interior areas
too downed their shutter, the sources said.
Work in mines at Kalta, Barsuan and Koida in
Sundargarh district and at several places in Keonjhar was
affected as workers did not turn up due to the shutdown call.

However, goods train services from Rourkela to
Bimlagarh and Barsuan plied as usual.

DIG (Western Range) Y.K.Jethua said intensive
patrolling and combing operation were continuing in the Maoist
pockets bordering Jharkhand and West Bengal.

The Chhotnagpur division of CPI (Maoist) has given the
shut-down call in protest against killing of top Maoist leader
Kishenji in West Bengal.

PTI