Press Esc to close
Wednesday 28 January 2015
News updated at 9:42 AM IST
Weather
Max: 27.9°C
Min : 15.2°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

Rebel Maoists' shutdown hits traffic in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Nov 20, 2012 (IANS)

Traffic was hit in parts of Odisha Tuesday following a statewide shutdown called by a rebel Maoist group to protest the killing of five people by police in an alleged fake encounter last week in the state.

Operators have kept commercial vehicles off the roads in some places of Gajapati, Rayagada, Ganjam, Koraput and Kandhamal districts fearing attacks, a senior state police official told IANS.

Commercial establishments downed their shutters in some interior areas the Kandhamal and Gajapati, the official said, and added that the shutdown did not affect other districts.

The 24-hour shutdown was called by the breakaway Odisha Maobadi Party's chief Sabyasachi Panda to protest the killing of five people by police in Mohana area of Gajapati district Nov 14.

Police had claimed those killed were Maoists.In an audio message, Panda described the incident as a fake encounter and said those killed were innocent people.

Panda, 46, who carries a reward of Rs.20 lakh for his arrest and is wanted in many cases, was recently expelled from the Communist Party of India-Maoist.

He has been continuing rebel activities after forming his own Odisha Maobadi Party.
Efforts are on to nab Panda, police said.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A MiG-27 of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashes in Barmer district in Rajasthan on Tuesday...

A MiG-27 of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashes in Barmer district in Rajasthan on Tuesday...

Goods trucks waits on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway during fresh snowfall...

Goods trucks waits on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway during fresh snowfall...

Indian and Chinese army officials standing near a rangoli, made on the occasion of Republic Day...

Indian and Chinese army officials standing near a rangoli, made on the occasion of Republic Day...

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama meet with nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi and his wife Sumedha...

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama meet with nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi and his wife Sumedha...

Cartoonist R K Laxman being accorded state funeral in Pune on Tuesday...

Cartoonist R K Laxman being accorded state funeral in Pune on Tuesday...

Barack Obama and  Michelle Obama greet people as they board Air Force One at Air Force Station...

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama greet people as they board Air Force One at Air Force Station...

Services' bands perform during the rehearsal for Beating Retreat ceremony in New Delhi...

Services' bands perform during the rehearsal for Beating Retreat ceremony in New Delhi...

India's BSF soldiers ride camels as they rehearse for 'Beating the Retreat' ceremony in New Delhi...

India's BSF soldiers ride camels as they rehearse for 'Beating the Retreat' ceremony in New Delhi...

Barack Obama and PM Narendra Modi recording 'Mann Ki Baat' show in New Delhi...

Barack Obama and PM Narendra Modi recording 'Mann Ki Baat' show in New Delhi...

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama stand with Saudi Arabia's King Salman...

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama stand with Saudi Arabia's King Salman...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523