Shutdown in West Bengal enters second day
Kolkata: The 72-hour shutdown called by the Maoist-backed People`s Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCAPA) entered its second day Friday, partially affecting life in West Midnapore`s Jhargram sub-division.
"No violence has been reported since this (Friday) morning. But office attendance has been affected due to the shutdown," West Midnapore District Magistrate NS Nigam told an agency.
"Public transport has also kept off the roads in Jhargram, Jamboni and Belpahari regions. Shops and local markets were also closed," he said.
The PCAPA called the shutdown in protest against police action on villagers who had conducted a rally demanding the withdrawal of joint security forces from the Lalgarh region Wednesday. The shutdown began Thursday.
Protesters set a private jeep on fire Thursday in Jhargram sub-division.
"The vehicle was parked beside its owner`s house at Jamboni area when a group of people came and set it on fire," police said.
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