Dantewada District, November 27, 2023: A squad of Naxalites set afire at least 14 vehicles and machines engaged in construction work in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district on November 27, police announced to the press today.
No person was reported to be injured in the raid, which took place at around 1.30 a.m. at Bangali camp under Bhansi police station limits, a senior police official declared.
As per eyewitnesses, 40 to 50 unidentified people, clad as civilians and a few of them armed, reached the spot and set ablaze 14 vehicles and machines, including trucks, poclain and earth moving machines parked there, he added.
While 13 vehicles and machines, belonging to a private construction firm, were engaged in road construction between Dantewada and Bacheli, a water tanker was engaged in railway works, he stated.
Soon after being alerted, a police team led by Bhansi station house officer went to the spot, he said.
“Prima facie it seems to be the handiwork of Naxalites and a search operation is underway in the area to trace the culprits,” the official commented.
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