Maoists torch 27 vehicles of road construction company in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district: Police

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 01 May 2019, 11:58 AM
The targeted vehicles mostly belonged to Amar Infrastructures Ltd., and were engaged in construction works for the Purada-Yerkad sector of NH 136 near Dadapur village. (Photo: ANI)
The targeted vehicles mostly belonged to Amar Infrastructures Ltd., and were engaged in construction works for the Purada-Yerkad sector of NH 136 near Dadapur village. (Photo: ANI)

As many as 27 vehicles belonging to a road construction company were torched by Maoists at Kurkheda in the Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra on Wednesday, the police said. The incident took place early in the day when the state was getting ready to celebrate Maharashtra Divas. The targeted vehicles mostly belonged to Amar Infrastructures Ltd., and were engaged in construction works for the Purada-Yerkad sector of NH 136 near Dadapur village.

The Maoists also put up banners and posters condemning the killings of their comrades last year, before setting ablaze two JCBs, 11 tipper, diesel and petrol tankers, rollers, generator vans and two local site offices before fleeing from the spot.

The Maoists were in the final stages of observing a week-long protest to mark the first anniversary of 40 of their comrades who were gunned down by security forces on April 22 last year. The Maoists also put up banners and posters condemning the killings of their comrades last year, before setting ablaze two JCBs, 11 tipper, diesel and petrol tankers, rollers, generator vans and two local site offices before fleeing from the spot.

First Published: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 11:10 AM
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