Naxals torch 3 heavy vehicles

Wreaking havoc ahead of the Independence Day, suspected Naxalites have torched three heavy vehicles at Sukma including a truck, a poclain excavator and a road roller deployed at a road construction site, in broad daylight on Monday, informed police sources.

The newly-formed Sukma district is one of the worst Naxal hit area of State, where they are believed to run a parallel Government.

Sources said Naxalites have begun with their rampant destructive bids one after the other, ahead of Independence Day, which they observe as ‘Black Day’.

On Monday in the same sequence, Naxalites set afire a truck, a poclaine and a road roller of PSA Company, which were all deployed at road construction site, near Hanmeergud, 5 km away from insurgency-hit Tongpa.

Police sources further informed that armed red guerrillas numbering around 200 reached the spot and torched the vehicles.

It is noteworthy that several Naxal activities have been reported from Hanmeergud in past also.

Earlier on Sunday, a vigilance police team had foiled an evil plan of the Naxals after it detected and defused a powerful 20kg tiffin bomb on time near Hadmamund village at Kuakonda-Palnar road in Dantewada district.

With several Naxal incidents reported ahead of I-day, police suspected it to be the attack strategies of red ultras to wreak havoc on the occasion.

Following the backdrop of several incidents in last few days, a high alert has been sounded in all Naxal infested areas particularly in Bastar and Rajnandgaon region to prevent any major offensives planned during the Independence-day.

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