Maoist-sponsored bandh peaceful in East Godavari



Rajahmundry: The Maoist-sponsored 48- hour bandh to protest the killing of top Naxal leader Azad has been peaceful till now in East Godavari district, police officials said Thursday.

The shutdown began yesterday. Police pickets were set up at vulnerable points to prevent violent incidents.

State-run Road Transport Corporation (RTC) has cancelled night bus services on select routes of the district to avoid any untoward incident, a police official said.

An RTC spokesman said run buses are being run on important routes only.

"No untoward incident was reported from any part of the nine mandals in the district," a police spokesman said.