The CPI (Maoist) has called a two-day shutdown in Jharkhand and Bihar from October 12 in protest against what it alleged the Centre's effort to put down its campaign using para-military forces.
The announcement was made through a press release by the spokesman of Bihar-Jharkhand-Orissa-Chhatisgarh Special Committee, Gopal.
The banned outfit has also been observing a 'protest-week' from October 7 to 13, the release said.
The CPI (Maoist) had claimed responsibility for the kidnapping and beheading of Jharkhand Special Branch Inspector Francis Induwar whose mortal remains were laid to rest yesterday.
Meanwhile, former chief minister Babulal Marandi's [ Images ] Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantric) will observe a statewide bandh on October 10 against alleged inaction over its charter of demands submitted before the governor a couple of months ago.
On the same day, the JMM is scheduled to hold a rally in the state capital Ranchi.
The BJP has already announced a Raj Bhavan gherao on October 11. The party alleged that the administration had ignored its demands that included early dissolution of the state assembly and early elections.