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A CPI Maoist Group Torch Road Construction Vehicles in Kandhamal District of Odisha

A CPI (Maoist) group on Monday torched four vehicles of a company engaged in road construction work in Odisha’s  Kandhamal district, police said.

The Maoists raged the road construction site at Kanjal Ghat under Balliguda police station limits and set blazing the four vehicles, including a truck and a tractor, Kandhamal Superintendent of Police Vinit Agarwal said.

The red rebels were suspected to be members of Bansadara-Nagabali-Ghumusar division of the banned CPI (Maoist), Kandhamal Superintendent of Police said.

Soon after the incident, personnel of the Special Operation Group (SOG) and District Voluntary Force (DVF) rushed to the scene. Searching operation has been intensified in the area, police said.

The Maoists had earlier threatened the company to give up the particular road construction project and stop work, said Monoj Pujari, DSP, Balliguda.

The maoists have given a call for observing a week-long bandh in Kandhamal from August 18 and posters in this regard have been displayed at several places in Balliguda area, he said.

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