Maoists damage properties against mining plan

Last Updated: Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 14:16

Visakhapatnam: Maoists have been
allegedly damaging properties in the district to protest
against government proposal of allowing bauxite mining in the
agency area, police said.

According to police, Maoists blasted an abandoned
coffee pulp godown at the Lankapakala village in G K Veedhi
mandal of the district early today against the bauxite mining
proposal.

Nobody was hurt in the incident as it was an abandoned
godown of the Forest Department, police said.

In another incident, Maoists torched some equipment,
used in road construction in the same area early yesterday.

Three hydraulic excavators, which were being used for
constructing a six km road between Thotkonda and
Mesithotavanipalem, were set on fire, they said.

Maoists might have thought that the road was being laid
in order to provide connectivity to the main road for the
transportation of bauxite, police added.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 14:16

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