Maoist bandh affects three districts in Jharkhand

Jamshedpur, May 16: PTI: Normal life in the urban areas remained unaffected in Jharkhand’s East and West Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharswan districts during the ‘Bharat bandh’ called by Maoists today. In Maoist dominated Manoharpur, Bandgaon, Sonua, Goilkera in West Singhbhum and Dumaria, Ghorabandha, Chakulia in East Singhbhum and Nimdih and Chowka in Seraikela-Kharswan district a majority of shops and markets downed shutters, official sources said. Long distance buses remained off the roads while mining in West Singhbhum was badly affected, the sources said. No untoward incident was reported, they said. Railway sources said, rail services in Chakradharpur division of South Eastern Railway was normal with tight security arrangements made to ensure safety of passengers and railway property. The bandh was called to demand immediate halt to ‘Operation Green Hunt’. PTI BS PC

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