Friday, June 05, 2009

Maoists torch five vehicles in Orissa

Malkangiri, June 04: Continuing their onslaught, Maoists set ablaze five vehicles of a private company in Orissa's naxal-affected Malkangiri district, police said on Thursday.

Five vehicles including a truck, a tipper and jeeps were torched by a group of Maoists near Panasgandi village in Chitrakonda area, about 70 km from here last evening, officer in-charge of chitrakonda police station Alekha Garadia said.

Company officials and employees travelling in the jeeps were left unharmed as the ultras torched the vehicles after asking the occupants to get down, he said.

However, company authorities have not lodged any complaint with the police about the incident so far, police said adding combing operation has been launched and patrolling intensified in the area.

The incident came close on the heels of the killing of contractor Badri Narayan Patra by Maoists on May 29.

On June 01, the ultras blew up a police outpost at Mahupadar in Mathili area, sources said.

Bureau Report

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