Maoist posters and banners asking people to support the ongoing Orissa bandh called by the Naxals and boycott tomorrow's Republic Day celebrations were today found in villages of Ganjam district.
The posters and banners were found in several bordering villages of Ganjam-Gajapati, Ganjam-Kandhamal and Ganjam-Nayagarh, police said.
Moreover, a bomb disposal squad rushed to Malasapadar village, about 7 km from sub-divisional town Bhanjanagar apprehending some bombs planted by the Maoists.
But no bomb was found there, SP (Ganjam) Nitinjit Singh said.
The Maoists have called for a two-day Orissa bandh beginning today demanding unconditional release of Subhashree Panda, wife of the top Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda and three of her associates who have been arrested.
The impact of the bandh was visible in Ganjam district with inter-district passenger buses and other vehicles going off the roads.
While private bus owners did not ply their buses apprehending any untoward incident, the state-owned Orissa State Road Transport Corporation suspended its several long route buses.