Wednesday, April 01, 2009

High-alert sounded in three Orissa districts

Rourkela (PTI): High alert has been sounded in Maoist-affected areas of Sundergarh, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts in Orissa in view of Wednesday's Jharkhand bandh.

Round-the-clock patrolling is on at the Orissa-Jharkhand border and other precautionary measures have been taken to ensure peace during the bandh, police said.

The bandh call has been given by the CPI(Maoist) to protest the re-arrest of their leader Bharat Mundari and his wife Premalata by Jharkhand police from their residence at Panchapoya village on Saturday night after their release from Bonai jail in Sundergarh.

Mundari, who was commander of platoon number 22 of the CPI(Maoist) group, was in Bonai jail along with his wife after their arrest on September 25, 2007.

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