Naxals set ablaze three vehicles near ESSAR facility

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Naxals set ablaze three vehicles near ESSAR facility

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 | Staff Reporter | DANTEWADA

Three vehicles of a private contractor engaged by ESSAR were burnt near the company’s facility in Dantewada district, police said here on Tuesday.

The incident occurred in the afternoon hours close to Essar’s iron ore beneficiation plant in Kirandul police station area, 450 km south of capital Raipur, Dantewada Superintendent of Police Abhishek Pallava said.

Around 50 ultras reached to the spot, and torched three Hyva trucks and a JCB machine engaged in collecting waste dust of beneficiation plant, he said.

Before leaving the spot, Naxals also threatened drivers and helpers to stop the work, Pallava said, adding that the vehicles and machine were of a private contractor.

Soon after getting information, police personnel reached to the spot and launched a combing operation in the area, he added.

As per preliminary information, Malangir Area Committee of the Maoists was involved in the incident, he added.

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