PARALAKHEMUNDI, July 29: The Martyrs' Week ~ called by the CPI (Maoist), which started yesterday did not have much impact on Gajapati district as the police had been deployed in full force and there was high alert in almost all places. Certain areas which had been termed as "hyper-sensitive" has commandos armed with "shoot-at-sight" order.
Posters written in Telugu have sprung up in certain places of Rayagada and Gosani blocks. The people of Parida, Gothei, Kinchilingi, S Karadasingi and Gandahati villages and in some places near the Mahendragiri hills found the posters pasted at a few selected areas and immediately alerted the police. On the other hand, the bandh call called by the CPI and the CPI-M in Andhra Pradesh to protest against the killing of their supporters in the Kha-mmam district during the bhoomi paratam agitation, had its impact on Gajapati. SNS
Bihar Jails placed on high alert
PATNA: Having been caught unawares during the November 13 naxal attack on Jehanabad jail in 2005, the jail authorities are not willing to leave anything to chance.
It was quite evident when all the jails in the state were put on high alert from July 28, the date on which Charu Mazumdar, one of the founder-members of Ultra's movement was killed.
The CPI (Maoist) is observing a martyr's week in his memory.
"Special vigil is also being kept on jails located in Gaya, Bhagalpur, Patna, Sitamarhi and Motihari in the wake of intelligence reports hinting at a possible Naxal attack," said IG (Prisons) Sandeep Paundrik on Sunday.
Giving details of the special measures taken, he said, SPs of respective districts have also been asked to depute additional security personnel on the jail premises to counter any possible attack apart from the additional lighting arrangement done in the jails. "Leave of all those posted in different jails has been cancelled," Paundrik added.
Maoists blow up railway signal system in Andhra Pradesh
Kuneru (AP), July 29: Maoists on Sunday blew up a railway signal system in Vijayanagaram, damaging property worth rupees three million.
About 20 Maoists, including five women, blew up the cab
in at Kuneru railway station in Vijayanagaram, where signalling system was installed.
The Maoists also set on fire the records of the railway station.
"They were 15 to 20, out of whom five were women. They took control of the station. They set all the records on the fire and blew up the signalling system," said Trimurti, Station Master.
Maoist left a note pasted on the wall of the railway station demanding their leader Dharma alias Bhupati, who was arrested on July 23 by Andhra Police, should be presented before a court immediately.
Maoists operate in 13 of 29 states along the "red corridor", referring to a stretch from the Indo-Nepal border to the southern state of Andhra Pradesh.
According to Home Ministry, 76 districts in Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Maharashtra, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal are 'badly affected by Maoist violence'.