Bhubaneswar: Normal life has been severely disrupted in Karanjia forest division area in Mayurbhanj district as locals are observing a 12-hour bandh in protest against shifting of the DFO office from the town.
Locals have supported the bandh call given by Panchupadhi Action Committee.
Shops, bazaars, government and private offices have remained close.
Vehicular movement have been disrupted as agitators have blocked the road at different places.
People of Jashipur, Raruan, Shikuli, Karanjia and Thakurmunda have supported the bandh as these areas come under the forest division.
Adequate police personnel have been deployed to ensure that no untoward incident occurs during the bandh.