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Naxals torch 25 vehicles of road construction firm in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli​

"A group of Maoists gathered around 3.30 am at Dadapur where the construction of a national highway has been going on since the last few months," Shailesh Balkawade, Superintendent of Police, Gadchiroli said.

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Gadchiroli Updated on: May 01, 2019 11:51 IST
Reportedly, the authority has incurred a loss of around 1
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Reportedly, the authority has incurred a loss of around 1 crore in the attack.

The Naxals on Wednesday torched around 25 vehicles of a road construction company in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, police said.

The incident took place at Dadapur in Kurkheda tehsil, Shailesh Balkawade, Superintendent of Police, Gadchiroli told PTI.

"A group of Maoists gathered around 3.30 am at Dadapur where the construction of a national highway has been going on since the last few months," he said.

They torched the vehicles, which were parked along the road, using kerosene and diesel, the officer added.

"After setting the vehicles on fire, the Naxals escaped into the forest. A search operation has been launched," he said.

A formal complaint about the incident is yet to be lodged, Balkawade said.

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