A poster claimed to be slapped by Maoists were found at the Lower Suktel Irrigation Project Division office here. The poster was allegedly pasted by the Balangir-Bargarh- Mahasumund Divisional Committee of the CPI(Maoist).
The poster warned the authorities to pay compensation first to the displaced people in Lower Suktel Irrigation Project area and then take up the project for implementation. “We have seized the poster and verified it. It is a fake poster and it appears to be handiwork of the local miscreants,” said Balangir SP R Prakash to this correspondent.
Meanwhile, normal life in Khaprakhol town was affected on Monday following a Bandh call by the Maoists protesting against the alleged police excesses in different villages of Balangir district and in the Padampur area of Bargarh district. Shops and other business establishments remained closed and buses were off the roads.