Bhubaneswar, December 28 (LocalWire): In an attempt to disrupt development activities in the region, armed cadres of CPI (Maoist) set on fire the camp office of a construction agency engaged in Rayagada district.
According to reports, the Bansadhara-Ghumusar-Nagavali (BGN) cadres of the banned outfit barged into the construction company’s office at Tikarpada forest-side village Friday night and locked up the staffs.
They later torched the JCB excavator machine, police said.
The private agency was carrying out road construction work at the remote village and the ultras were opposed to the development work.
The ultras had earlier warned the agency of dire consequences and asked them to suspend the road work, police sources stated.
After vandalising the agency office and setting on fire their assets, the group of 25 armed Maoists left the spot leaving behind leaflets protesting against the road project.
“The area where the red rebels attacked is a far-flung village bereft of road connectivity and cut off from the mainstream. As road communication will put a break on their unlawful activities, the Maoists are hell-bent on stopping the road project,” a senior police officer said.
The security forces rushed to the spot and launched combing operations in the area.
“The road construction work will continue in the village. A security camp will be established at the village to thwart the subversive activities by left-wing extremists,” the officer stated.