Sat, 22 Oct 2011 09:18:03 GMT

Maoists’ West Bengal bandh today

Jhargram: Security has been heightened across Junglemahal with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's seven-day deadline to Maoists for laying down arms coming to an end on Saturday and the ultras calling a 24-hour bandh in defiance.

Maoists’ West Bengal bandh today

Joint forces intensified patrol with some entering on motorcycles in interior areas in West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia districts, the forested areas of which are collectively known as ''Junglemahal'', police said.

Maoist posters have appeared at Lodhasuli market, Lalgarh and Belpahari in West Midnapore district calling for isolating the "anti-people" Trinamool Congress, its "boycott" and "defeat".

In some posters, the Maoists decried the recent suspension of some Indian Reserve Battalion personnel for going on hunger-strike in their camps in Junglemahal against prolonged posting in hazardous areas and the alleged apathy of superiors.

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