August 29, 2010
Maoists have given a call for a 24-hour bandh in Purulia and Jangalmahal area of Bankura and West Midnapore districts on Monday to protest the killing of a top Peoples Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCPA) leader. To enforce the bandh call, Maoists stormed into Urmi station, 20 km from in
Purulia, on Saturday and threatened that Railway property would be targetted if trains functioned on the section during the bandh, station manager Bimal Kumar Ghosh told newsmen.
They also pasted posters on the station walls, he said.
PCPA leader Umakanta Mahato, carrying a reward of Rs one lakh on his head and a prime suspect in the Jnaneswari train mishap case, was killed in an encounter with the joint forces at Mohanpur near Lodhasuli jungle in West Midnapore district on August 27.