Red terror grips Malkangiri on bandh-day
On the first day of the bandh, the Maoist cadres laid seize to several important roads in the district by felling trees and digging holes thus bringing vehicullar traffic to a grinding halt in most parts of the district. There was absolutely no communication between Jeypore-Motu, Malkangiri-Chitrakonda, Kalimela-Padia and Kalimela-Bhekangiwada.
Shops and business establishments remained closed in Kalimela, Padia, Kudumullugumma and MV-79 areas as Maoists through large number of posters and banners have urged the people to support the bandh. The Maoists pointed out that the government has failed completely to fulfill the conditions it had agreed to at the time of the release of former district collector R Vinyl Krishna.