Kalaiya ? Nightly curfews in Bara district have led to a rise in robberies and Maoist activities. The district administration office has imposed a curfew in 40 VDCs from 8PM-4AM and the lack of security force patrols has made midnight looting and Maoist extortion easy. Everyone keeps mum while neighbours are beaten and looted. There is no sign of the police doing anything. Last month, a large group of armed robbers looted Rs 1.7 million worth of jewellery, clothes and appliances from Rameswor Prasad Yadab in Batara. Then the Maoists bombed and completely destroyed a dharamshala at the heart of Kalaiya municipality because it was attached to the tax revenue office.