Naxalites Stage Massive Raid On Road Construction Site In Gadchiroli District

Gadchiroli District, January 22, 2022: A group of 40 to 50 Naxalites set fire to 11 tractors and two JCB machines engaged in road construction work in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra state, police said on Saturday.

The incident took place at Irapnagar village in Bhamragadh tehsil around 2 pm on Friday, during which they also torched one Poclain machine, a senior police official said. “Around 40 to 50 Naxals were involved in the incident. They are Dalam and militia members,” he said.

The burnt vehicles and other machinery belonged to contractors involved in the road construction work. According to the official, police have registered a case and launched a probe.

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