Naxals set on fire ten vehicles, including eight tractors, in a bid to disrupt road construction work in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Kondagaon district, police said today.
Eight tractors, a truck and a JCB machine were parked at the site where road construction work was underway when they were set afire near Iragaon under Dhanora Police Station limits last evening, Inspector General of Police (Bastar Range) SRP Kalluri said.
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Around 12-15 armed ultras, clad in black uniforms, stormed the place with kerosene and asked construction workers to leave the site.
Some villagers asked them not to hamper development works in the region but the ultras did not pay heed to them and set ablaze the vehicles, the IG said.
While six tractors belong to locals, the rest of them were belonged to a construction firm, the IG said.
Soon after being informed about the incident, a police team was sent to the spot, he said, adding that a search operation was launched to nab the attackers.
Villagers have lodged a complaint in this connection at Dhanora police station, the IG said.