CPI (Maoist) Calls For 48 Hour Bandh In Bihar And Jharkhand States

Patna District, April 20, 2023: Enraged over the police murder of five of its cadres in a fake encounter, the CPI (Maoist) has called for a 48-hour bandh in the states of Bihar and Jharkhand starting Thursday.

The Maoist party claimed that the fake encounter took place in Chatra district on April 3. In the incident five Maoists — Gautam Paswan, Amar Kumar, Nanu, Sanjit Kumar and Ajit Kumar — were gunned down by the security forces. The Maoist party accused the security forces of hatching a conspiracy against their cadres and killing them in cold blood.

In view of the announcement of the bandh, several districts including Gaya, Aurangabad, Sheikhpura, Lakhisarai, Munger, Nawada, Jahanabad, Arwal, Rohtas, Kaimur have been put on high alert.

Manoj Ram, the SDPO of Imamganj district said: “We are keeping an eye on Maoist groups and have asked the villagers to stay alert. We are following the instructions of senior officials and coordinating with Paramilitary forces.”

Source : https://www.punjabnewsexpress.com/news/news/cpimaoist-call-for-48-hr-bihar-jharkhand-bandh-206461