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.