Bhawanipatna (Odisha)| Jagran News Desk| Police officials on Wednesday said that Maoists torched at least five road construction vehicles and machines at Panimunda village in Kalahandi district.

An armed group of Maoists stormed the site camp of a contractor engaged in the construction of a road under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) late on Tuesday night, Kalahandi, Superintendent of Police, B Gangadhar said.

The red rebels, who have been opposing construction of a new rural road between Urladani and Lahadi, set ablaze five tractors and some machines used in the work, police said.

Before leaving, the Maoists left some posters at the site expressing their opposition to the road construction project in the area, they said.

The SP said that combing operation and patrolling in the area bordering Kandhamal district has been intensified after the incident.

(with PTI inputs)

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma