CPI (Maoist) Cadres Torch Two Buses In Bijapur District Ahead Of December 22 Bandh

Bijapur District, December 21, 2023:¬†Cadres of the CPI (Maoist) set ablaze two buses in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Thursday, though there are no reports of injuries to anyone, a police official reported to the press today.

The buses were traveling between Jagdalpur city and the town of Bijapur; and security forces have been rushed to take charge of the situation, Bijapur Superintendent of Police Anjneya Varshney said.

A bus was stopped near Timmapur village at around 7pm and was set ablaze by the Maoists after the passengers were made to alight, while the second incident took place near Duigida village when a bus was on its way to Raipur city from here, he declared.

Both the areas are under Basaguda police station limits.

Further details are awaited, Varshney commented.

As per police reporting, cadres of the Maoist party have obstructed the Bijapur-Jagdalpur highway by felling trees and placing them on the arterial route.

The Maoists have also distributed pamphlets in the area asking people to support the bandh (shutdown) called by the Communist Party of India (Maoist) on Friday to protest the murder of their cadres by security forces in Chhattisgarh and in Bihar.

Source : https://theprint.in/india/naxalites-set-ablaze-two-buses-in-chhattisgarhs-bijapur-no-report-of-injuries/1895950/

Source : https://www.theweek.in/wire-updates/national/2023/12/21/bom24-cg-naxalites-buses-ablaze.html