The bandh, beginning Friday, has been called by the CPI(Maoist) to protest a recent police encounter in which five Maoists were killed, a senior police officer said.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren will kick-off the second phase of the ‘Khatiyani Johar Yatra’, to mark three years of UPA government in the state
The police are discharging their responsibilities to maintain peace, and no one will be allowed to take the law into their hands.
Two groups had clashed in Palamu district's Panki town over the construction of a decorative gate for Shivratri celebrations, following which internet services were suspended and prohibitory orders imposed on February 15.
BJP's Jamshedpur president Gunjan Yadav alleged that atrocities on tribals and Dalits have increased in the state after the Hemant Soren government came to power.
The incident took place in Naudiha area, around 190 km from state capital Ranchi.