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Maoists torch vehicles in MP’s Balaghat to stop road construction

  • Three groups of the Hawk Force, an anti-Maoist unit of the Madhya Pradesh police have launched search operations in the realm to nab the Left wing rebels.

PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2021 11:43 PM IST

At least 15 Maoists set ablaze a truck and two tractors of a road construction company in Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh in the early hours of Sunday, police mentioned.

The road is being constructed in Lanji space beneath Road Connectivity Plan in Left Wing Extremism Affected Areas (RCPLWE)- a central authorities scheme which falls beneath the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna, mentioned Abhishek Tiwari, superintendent of police (SP), Balaghat.

“As many as 15 members of Communist Party of India (Maoists) Tanda Dalam set a truck and two tractors afire on a road connecting Devarbaili to Malkuan village, a Maoist affected area, to stop the construction,” Tiwari mentioned.

Three groups of the Hawk Force, an anti-Maoist unit of the Madhya Pradesh police have launched search operations in the realm to nab the Left wing rebels, mentioned the SP.

The motion of Maoists has elevated in Balaghat area. Four Maoists had been gunned down whereas one was arrested in Balaghat area in the previous one year. A couple of days in the past, Maoists allegedly distributed some pamphlets in the villages of Balaghat threatening villagers of dire penalties in the event that they helped the police personnel, Tiwari mentioned.

(With inputs from Monika Pandey)

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