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Chhattisgarh: Maoists Torch Vehicles Engaged in Mining Work

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Last Updated: October 17, 2022, 12:35 IST

Kanker, India

A police team rushed to the spot in the morning and a search operation was launched to nab the culprits (Representational pic/PTI)

A police team rushed to the spot in the morning and a search operation was launched to nab the culprits (Representational pic/PTI)

A group of Maoists reached near the Chargaon iron ore mine of a private firm in Siksod police station area in the wee hours and torched two trucks and as many sports utility vehicles (SUV) which were parked there

Maoists set four vehicles on fire at an iron ore mine in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district on Monday, police said. No one was injured in the incident, they said.

A group of Maoists reached near the Chargaon iron ore mine of a private firm in Siksod police station area in the wee hours and torched two trucks and as many sports utility vehicles (SUV) which were parked there, a police official said. Out of the four vehicles, the two trucks and an SUV were engaged in mining-related work, he said.

After torching the vehicles, Maoists fled into a forest, he said. A police team rushed to the spot in the morning and a search operation was launched to nab the culprits, the official said.

Maoists have in the past also burnt vehicles engaged in mining-related work in the area.

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first published:October 17, 2022, 12:35 IST
last updated:October 17, 2022, 12:35 IST
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