A group of armed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres stormed into a mine operated by National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) Ltd on Bailadila hills mining area under Bacheli Police Station limits in Dantewada District and set afire dumpers and drilling machine involved in mining work, Superintendent of Police (SP) Dantewada, Kamlochan Kashyap informed on August 3, reports The Pioneer. “A group of Maoists arrived at NMDC’s deposit number-5 located on Bailadila hills mining area under Bacheli Police Station limits on the intervening night of Sunday (August 2) and Monday (August 3) and torched the drilling machine and a dumper engaged in mining work,” the SP said.
The unit of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel soon got the information of the incident, which reached the spot and opened fire on the rebels. The ultras could not stand the CISF’s firing and ran away deep into the jungle, the SP said. “No one was injured in the incident and police was undertaking combing operation for apprehending the persons involved in incident,” he said.