NUAPADA:Maoists set fire to construction equipment and vehicles at the Lower Indra Irrigation Project site under Boden police limits of the district on Sunday night. After setting fire to an excavator, two trucks and a tractor, the Maoists left behind a banner which mentioned that the police were killing Red rebels in fake encounters. In the banner, they called upon the people to ensure success of the bandh called by CPI(Maoist) in Nuapada, Kalahandi and Nabarangpur in Odisha besides Dhamtari and Gariabandh in Chhattisgarh district. About 40 armed Maoists arrived at the site and took away the mobile phones of the people present before setting the equipment and vehicles on fire, said Nuapada SP Sunil Kumar Joshi.
Maoists beat up Police officer in Chhattisgarh
Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres brutally thrashed a Police officer, Assistant Sub-Inspector Maheshwar Dewangan, posted at Polampalli Police Station in Sukma District, on March 16, reports Zee News. Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Harish Rathore said Dewangan was heading for the Police Station in a taxi from Dornapal to rejoin the duty after a vacation. He was in civil dress and unarmed. About a dozen armed Maoists stopped the taxi near Gorguda village, asked Dewangan to get down, and beat him with sticks before leaving him bleeding at the spot, Rathore said.