Maoists torch three vehicles in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Jan 25 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas Friday set on fire three vehicles of a private construction company in Jharkhand’s Lohardagga district, police said. No one was injured in the arson that took place at Mahugao village of Lohardagga, around 90 km from here. The refusal by the company to pay extortion money to Maoists is said to be the reason behind the arson, a police official said. Maoist guerrillas are active in 18 of the 24 districts of the state.
Rebel’s arms factory destroyed in Bijapur
Achieving a major success in their fight against Maoist insurgents, Bijapur police on Thursday succeeded in destroying an arms factory of the rebels after a brief gunfight. Police seized materials used in arms manufacturing, lathe machine, printing machine, explosives and Naxal literatures from the site. According to Bijapur district police superintendent Prashant Agrawal, a team of district police force was sent to Village Pidiya under Gangalur Police Station.
The team formed two groups and after a brief gunfight, the rebels fled into the dense forests nearby. On searching, police recovered a lathe machine used in making arms, tools, a printing machine, other materials used in printing work, paper, solar plates, cans full of diesel, petrol, detonators, non electrical wires, battery, multimetre, torch, naxal literature, naxal dress, micro audio cassettes, audio player, medicines and a number of CDs containing Hollywood movies on the techniques and use of sophisticated arms.
Elsewhere in Bijapur district, during search operation, a member of Jan Militia was nabbed from Metapara near village Hirapur under Basaguda Police Station on Thursday. According to SP Prashant Agrawal, Padam Lakhmu son of Chinnu, a member of Muriya tribe was held under Basaguda Thana. On interrogation, the accused confessed his involvement in crimes of murder and attempt to murder under Basaguda Thana area.
Republic day:Security tightened in C’garh
Raipur, Jan 25 (PTI)Security has been beefed up in all the sensitive places across in Chhattisgarh especially those hit by Naxal menace in view of the Republic Day celebration tomorrow, police said today. Armed guards have been posted at all the important government establishments in the state, police said. Preparation for the Republic Day function to be held at the Police Parade ground in the state capital is complete, a government official said.