West Bengal:PCPA Bandh hits three disticts
Posted by Admin on July 20, 2009
Midnapore (WB), July 19 (PTI) Normal life was severely affected today on the first day of the three-day bandh called by PCPA in Jangal Mahal region comprising tribal areas of West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia districts, officials said.
Picture-CPI (Maoist)’ written in Bengali on the Banspahari panchayat office.
Wanted chief of People’s Committee against Police Atrocities, Chhatradhar Mahato, called the bandh to protest against “police atrocities on innocent people” for the past few months.
Life came to a standstill in Jhargram sub-division including Lalgarh, Salboni and Goaltor of West Midnapore district; Ranibandh, Simlapal, Sarenga and Khatra areas of Bankura; and Bandwan, Baghmundi, Balarampur and Barabazar blocks of Purulia district.
Though schools, colleges and offices were closed as it is Sunday, shops and markets remained shut and vehicles were off the road, the officials said.
Mahato had said he sought moral support and cooperation of Left Front partners RSP and Forward Bloc to make the bandh a success.