CPI (Maoist) Squadron Sabotages Road Construction Vehicles In Kanker District

Kanker District, March 20, 2023: In the second such incident in less than a month, a squadron of CPI (Maoist) cadres set fire to a dozen vehicles being used in the construction of roads in Chhattisgarh’s Abujhmad region on the interstate border of the state’s Kanker and Narayanpur districts.

On February 19, a mixer truck and a JCB machine being used for road construction were torched in the Partapur area of the Kanker district.

On Sunday night, a squad of cadres belonging to the North Bastar Division of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) burnt down eight tractors and four JCB/porclain machines in Alparas-Gundul village, located around 20 km south of Koylibeda police station in Kanker district.

Most of the tractors were owned by nearby villagers and hired by a contractor of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).

“This location was deep south of the newly established Chilparas camp and along the Narayanpur-Kanker inter-district border area of Abujhmad region,” said a police official.

Another police official said, “No one was injured in the incident. The contractor should have informed us before going there, so we could have provided adequate security. The area is Maoist affected and we will need time to reach the spot to do panchnama. No complaint has been received yet from the contractors.”

The Abujmad region is an as yet to be surveyed land, which is larger than Goa in area, and the Narayanpur district administration is presently trying to survey it. According to security forces, the area has a high concentration of Maoists.

Source : https://indianexpress.com/article/india/chhattisgarh-naxalites-torch-vehicles-machines-road-construction-site-kanker-district-8507540/