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Maoists call bandh in Normal Life cripples
Bhubaneswar, Mar 15: Normal life in Kalahandi and Rayagada was crippled following bandh called by Maoists outfit on Tuesday. Maoists belonging to Bansadhara-Ghumusar- Nagabali division of CPI (Maoist) called bandh in the two districts protesting against fake encounter by police in February in Rayagada. Shops, commercial establishments and educational institutions were remained closed due to bandh. Vehicle movement came to standstill in many parts in the duo district. Many commuters stranded at various blocks in the district due the strike.
In February, a trial youth was gunned down by police, which the Maoists termed cold blooded act by the errant cops. As per reports, Dangaria Kandh a local youth was killed in police encounter in Rayagada. The family members of the deceased had demanded stern action against cops those were involved in the encounter.
Koraput: The public transport system came to a grinding halt in four blocks of Rayagada district and in one block of Kalahandi district on Tuesday because of a bandh called by Maoists in protest against the alleged fake encounter of a Dongria Kondh, Mondo Kadraka, in Rayagada district on February 27. Accoring to sources, passengers were seen stranded in the scorching heat at several bus stops in Rayagada, Kalyansinghpur, Bissamkatak and Muniguda blocks of Rayagada district and in Lanjigarh block of Kalahandi district.
Also, shops and markets remained shut at several places in these blocks. “People are facing a lot of problems as buses remained off roads. Passengers are forced to travel in small vehicles by paying higher fares. Patients were the worst sufferers,” said a source at Muniguda. Police said adequate security arrangements have been made to thwart any untoward incident during the bandh period. “No violence was reported during the bandh period and security personnel have been kept on high alert,” said SDPO (Rayagada) Y J Rao. Prior to the bandh call on March 6, secretary of the Niyamari Area Committee of the CPI (Maoist), Sukdev, had alleged that Mondo was not a Maoist and the security personnel killed him in a fake encounter to create panic among tribals.
The Maoist leader had said that security personnel killed Mondo when he was coming down from the Niyamgiri hill after participating in Ghati festival. He also demanded compensation of Rs 50 lakh for the bereaved family. Police claimed that the deceased was a Maoist and was killed during in an encounter in a forested area near Dangamatia village under Kalyansinghpur block. Drika Kadraka, brother of the deceased, had filed a complaint of murder against the security forces at the Kalyansinghpur police station on March 5. On March 4, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) directed the RDC (southern division) and DIG (south-western range) to submit two separate inquiry reports on the allegations of fake encounter of the tribal village within four weeks.