Saturday, April 26, 2008

Maoists resistance in Chhattisgarh

BIG DAMAGE: Vehicles of Essar Steels burnt by Maoists at Korandul in Chhattisgarh on Friday.
KHAMMAM: Naxalites of the CPI (Maoist) struck terror at Korandul in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh by setting fire to 47 vehicles of the Essar Steels on Thursday night. The vehicles burnt in the arson included 33 dumpers, four earth moving equipment, two diesel tankers and one bus.

Some 400 naxalites stormed into the company premises at Kadampal locality in the town around 11.30 p.m, doused the vehicles with diesel and set them afire by keeping the guards and drivers away at gun point.

Most of them were armed with automatic weapons and clad in olive green uniform and they were speaking Hindi and English. More than 100 women were among the naxalites who raided the company premises bringing its operations to a standstill.

The Maoists, who fled the scene, left a pamphlet issued in the name of the Dandakaranya Special Zonal committee.
Warning to firms

It sounded a warning to both Essar Steels and another private company against continuing their operations in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh.

It claimed that the land, water and the forest belonged to Bastar tribes and they alone had the right to enjoy them.

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