Maoists call for shutdown in Orissa, burn buses

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Bhubaneshwar, Dec 28: Alerts have been sounded in parts of Orissa as Maoists called a shutdown on Monday, Dec 28.

According to police, four buses were set ablaze on Raipanka of Gajapati district, while a forest department beat house was blown up and mobile tower was set on fire in Malkanagiri district.

"Maoists have set ablaze four government buses in the night. They set them on fire after forcing the passengers to get down around midnight. They have also set ablaze a mobile tower there. About 40 Maoists are involved in the incidents. We have rushed armed policemen to the spot," said Superintendent of Police (Gajapati) Sanjeev Arora.

Anup Sahu, the sub divisional police officer of Malkanagiri confirmed the blowing up of forest department beat house at Orkel and the mobile in Chitrakonda chawk.

Road blockage by the guerillas in different parts of Orissa has disrupted bus-services in Adaba-Rayagada and Brahmani Gaon-Rayagada routes and in Ajapati, Berhampur, Rayagada and Malkanagiri.

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