About 40 armed Maoists raided the home of a ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator in a village in a forested area of Chhattisgarh’s Raipur district, police said Wednesday. The legislator was unhurt. The guerrillas, including several teenaged women cadres of the banned Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), raided the house of Damrudhar Pujari between 10 pm. and 11 p.m. Tuesday at village Mungapadar, about 160 km from here. They took away the service revolver and a few cartridges of his security guard.
“The attack site is in interior area in Raipur district close to the Orissa state border. The MLA was present when armed Maoists raided his house. He is safe,” officials at the police headquarters here told IANS.
The politician is said to be in a state of shock.