Parts of Malkangiri affected by Maoist bandh call

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Malkangiri, Nov 25:

Bandh call by Maoists in Dandakaranya zone protesting against anti-Maoist operations on Odisha-Chhattisgarh border has paralysed parts of district under Mathili block, today.



Maoists have posted posters and banners expressing their objection to Operation Redhunt and airstrikes.

Locals are finding difficult to travel as vehicular movement is restricted as the rebels have dug up roads in Mahupadar, Salim, Kartanpalli and Kumarpalli areas.

“We have intensified combing operation in the area after the Maoists called for a bandh. If necessary Malkangiri police will take help of Chhattisgarh government and will conduct joint operations to curb Maoist operation here,” Mitrabhanu Mohapatra, Malkangiri SP said.

The bandh is called by Darabha division Maoists association, according to the posters.

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