Naxals set ablaze 27 machines and vehicles at road construction site

JK Bank

Srinagar: Naxals in Gadchiroli district of  Maharashtra  torched around 25 vehicles of a road construction company.

According to the reports the incident took place at Dadapur in Kurkheda tehsil, said Shailesh Balkawade, Superintendent of Police, Gadchiroli.

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“A group of Maoists gathered around 3.30 am at Dadapur where the construction of a national highway has been going on since the last few months,” he said.

They torched the vehicles, which were parked along the road, using kerosene and diesel, the officer added.

“After setting the vehicles on fire, the Naxals escaped into the forest. A search operation has been launched,” he said.

A formal complaint about the incident is yet to be lodged, Balkawade said