Berhampur: Road communication
between Berhampur in Ganjam district and Daringibadi in
Kandhamal district was disrupted on Monday due to road blockade in
at least three places by suspected Maoists, who have given a
call to boycott Independence Day celebrations.
The road blockades were put by felling trees at Kalama,
Sarapanka and Dhaugaon villages under Sorada block by cutting
logs, police said.
"Though no Maoist poster was found near road blockade
sites, it is suspected to be the handiwork of the rebels as
they had given a boycott call," said a senior police officer.
Superintendent of Police (Ganjam) Rajesh Pilot said
Independence Day was celebrated across the district without
report of any untoward incident, despite the ultras call to
boycott the Day.
In Berhampur, state’s Forest and Environment minister
Debi Prasad Mishra hoisted the National flag.