Thursday, November 21, 2013
India - bandth in Koraput
Life hit in Koraput
Normal life was crippled during the bandh called by Maoists of Andhra Pradesh Odisha Special Zonal Committee in Koraput region on Wednesday. Trucks and buses remained off the State Highways in Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada and Nabarangpur districts. Passengers were found stranded at bus stands and essential commodities laden trucks going towards Malkangiri were stopped on Jeypore border.
In the Maoist posters and banners found in Lamtaput, Narayanpatna, Bandhugaon and Ramgiri, the ultras have demanded withdrawal of para-military forces, stopping the killing of innocent tribals by police besides ending the anti-Maoist operation in the region. Security was beefed up in Maoist dominated areas and security personnel in large number were deployed to prevent any untoward incident. Koraput SP Aswini Kumar said the bandh was peaceful and combing operation was going on in the area. Koraput DIG SD Singh reviewed the security situation with SPs of southern pockets.