Maoists torched three autos, two machines engaged in highway development work and 4 cell towers at separate locations in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district, police mentioned on Monday.
As per preliminary info, no hurt was reported to any particular person within the incidents which befell between Sunday evening and wee hours of Monday at separate locations, Kanker Superintendent of Police Shalabh Sinha mentioned.
Maoists have put up banners and posters at many places in Antagarh space the place these incidents befell, giving a name for a day-long bandh on Tuesday in protest towards the demise of two of their senior cadres in an encounter with police final month.
Notably, the bypoll to Bhanupratappur Meeting seat in Kanker district is scheduled on December 5.
Based on police, a gaggle of Maoists torched an earth-moving machine, a grader tools, a truck and a tractor, engaged in development work beneath the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY), close to Markanar village and set an empty bus on hearth in Koyalibeda city.
In addition they set ablaze cell towers in Jiram Tarai, Sirsangi, Badrangi and Paralkot Village-45 by which large batteries positioned on the backside of the towers had been fully gutted, they mentioned.
Maoists additionally blocked Koyalibeda-Marda highway and Antagarh- Narayanpur state freeway by inserting bushes on the routes, the police mentioned.
After being alerted, police personnel rushed to the spots.
Maoist banners and posters have been discovered at a number of locations within the space by which they’ve given a bandh name on Tuesday in protest towards the demise of Darshan Padda (32), a member of the North Bastar division committee of Maoists, and Jagesh Salaam (23), commander of a small motion workforce of Maoists in the identical division.
The 2 had been killed in a gunfight with police on October 31.
Padda, who carried a reward of Rs 8 lakh on his head, was lively for final a few years within the north Bastar space and was needed in reference to 39 Maoist-related incidents, police earlier mentioned.
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