Maoists wreaked havoc late last night burning down four vehicles at the camp of a private construction company at Timaligaon under Nuapada district of Odisha. The Maoists set fire to a JCB, two Haiwas and a tractor at the camp of the contractor entrusted with the Lower Indra Irrigation Project. Banners and posters of Nuapada division of Maoist Organisation have been found from the scene. “They have burnt down four vehicles, including one JCB, two Haiwas and one tractor. There were three men in the group,” confirmed Duryodhan Bag, an eyewitness.
Landmine planted by Maoists defused
Security personnel had a narrow escape as a powerful landmine planted by Maoists in a forest raod in Odisha’s Kandhamal district was detected and defused by them today, police said. The landmine weighing about 7 kg and kept in an aluminium container had been planted beneath the road inside the forest in Gochhapada area, about 40 km from here, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Phulbani) Arjun Barik said. The landmine was detected when CRPF personnel and district policemen were carrying out a combing operation in the Maoist-hit forest area, he said.