Malkangiri: Maoists torch construction equipment

Armed Maoists set afire a vehicle and equipment at a road construction site in Malkangiri district on Tuesday, paralyzing work in an apparent bid to stall force movement, the police said.

Malkangiri: Armed Maoists set afire a vehicle and equipment at a road construction site in Malkangiri district on Tuesday, paralyzing work in an apparent bid to stall force movement, the police said.

A group of ultras raided the site at MV-79 village, and torched the vehicle and the
equipment after pouring fuel on them.

The rebels had earlier threatened the contractor engaged with the work not to go ahead with the project; the sources said adding stalling the work was apparently aimed at preventing security forces from moving into areas under naxal
control.
The Maoist action came a day after the ultras dug up Mahupadar-Salim road connecting neighbouring Chhattisgarh at two-three places in Mathili area. Movement of people as well as security forces was affected by the arson.
PTI

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