Naxals torch the drilling machines and vehicle in Kanker Chhattisgarh

Raipur: Naxals allegedly set ablaze two drilling machines and a vehicle engaged in soil testing work for construction of a bridge in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place late Thursday night under Bande police station area, Kanker Superintendent of Police K L Dhruv told media.

“The drilling machines were engaged in soil testing work in Bande riverbed before construction of pillars of the bridge on the river that flows along Chhattisgarh-Maharashtra border,” he said.

As per the information, a group of Naxals reached the work site and threatened workers to leave the place. After torching two drilling machines and a goods vehicle partially laden with cement sacks, the ultras escaped from the spot.

Soon after being informed about the incident, a police team was rushed to the spot. Security in the area has been beefed up and combing operation intensified to trace the attackers.

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