Correspondent

KORAPUT: Vehicular traffic between Boipariguda in Koraput district and the district headquarter of Malkangiri district was blocked for more than 10 hours by the naxalites by felling trees near Tanginiguda in Boipariguda block on Tuesday.

The naxalites had cut at least five trees near the village in the early hours of the day and had placed posters demanding compensation of Rs.5Lakh lachs to the people on whom the CRPF personnel had opened fire near the village a few days ago.

While calling the people to observe bandh on May 20 and 21 in protest against the alleged atrocities of the CRPF on innocent civilians, they also demanded release of all those who were arrested on different occasions suspecting them to be naxal supporters.

Vehicles started moving after the trees were lifted following the clearance given by the police in the evening.