31 Jan 2019
Maharashtra: Naxals allegedly torches six vehicles brought for construction work
Naxals allegedly torched six vehicles, including tractors brought for construction work, in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district today, a police official said.
The incident took place in the morning in Korchi tehsil near Dongargaon police outpost, he said.
A group of around 12 Maoists set on fire four tractors and two JCB machines which were brought for construction work in the area, the official said.
Rebels have been observing 'Naxal Week' from January 25
A probe was underway into the incident, the official said.
The rebels have been observing the 'Naxal Week' from January 25 to 31, he added.
According to police, Naxals hold meetings and gatherings during this period and engage in propaganda.
They also recruit new members, review operations, besides resorting to damaging roads, public property and carrying out attacks on security forces.
Maoist banners found on spot, rebels blocked road as well
The rebels also blocked the Kurkheda-Kochi-Chichgad road by cutting trees and placing branches on the way, the official said. Police suspect a group of ultra's divisional committee from North Gadchiroli to be behind the incident as some Maoist banners were found on the spot.