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Chhattisgarh: Naxals torch 14 road construction vehicles

March 07, 2012 23:31 IST

Fourteen vehicles engaged in road construction work in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district were set afire by suspected Naxals who have also threatened to stop further work, police said on Wednesday.

Kanker SP Ratanlal Dangi told PTI over phone that Naxals set on fire 14 vehicles including four JCB machines belonging to Patil Construction Company under Pakhajur police station area on Tuesday night.

Dangi said that around 100 ultras surrounded the construction company's site office and threatened the employees.

After setting afire the vehicles, they warned the company to stop the road construction.

Police have started combing operations in the area to nab the Naxals.

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