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Chhattisgarh: Naxals torch two vehicles, machine used in road construction in Sukma

The incident occurred near Lendra village under Errabore police station area, where road construction work is underway, Sukma Superintendent of Police Shalabh Kumar Sinha told PTI.  

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Raipur Published on: July 01, 2019 9:16 IST
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Two vehicles and a machine were set ablaze by Naxals at a road construction site in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Sunday, police said.

The incident occurred near Lendra village under Errabore police station area, where road construction work is underway, Sukma Superintendent of Police Shalabh Kumar Sinha told PTI.

As per the preliminary information, a group of ultras reached the construction site, which is around 500 kms from capital Raipur, and forced the workers to leave, he said.

Before fleeing from the site, the cadres burnt a road roller, a tractor and a mixture machine parked there, he said.

No one was reported to be hurt in the incident, he said.

After being alerted, a team of security forces was rushed to the spot, the SP said adding that a search operation was launched in the area to trace the Naxals. 

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