Naxalites Increase Active Presence In Bijapur District

Bijapur District, January 22, 2022: In an indication of their increasing active presence in the district, Naxalites executed a 45-year-old police informant and torched three vehicles engaged in road construction work in separate incidents in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bijapur district, police said on Saturday.

The Naxals executed a gopniya sainik (secret police informant) on Friday and dumped his body on Gangloor road under the Bijapur police station limits, additional superintendent of police (ASP) Pankaj Shukla said.

The police recovered the body of the informant identified as Ando Ram, another official said, adding that further probe is underway.

In a separate incident, a squad of Naxalites torched three vehicles engaged in road construction work at Cherkanti Patelpara village under Bijapur police station limits on Friday, the official said.

The Naxals set fire to a truck, a JCB machine and another heavy vehicle, which were being used in the construction work under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), he added.

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