Naxals Block Highway, Leave Banners Calling Bandh

Story Highlights
  • Naxals block National highway 130C between Dhurvagudi-Budgetappa.
  • Put up banner and leave notice calling for a bandh on May 20th in Gariaband, Dhamtari, Kondagaon and Mahasamund
  • Additional SP of Police Chandresh Thakur confirmed the incident.

Chattisgarh: The Naxals in Chattisgarh’s Gariaband blocked the National highway 130C between Dhurvagudi-Budgetappa by felling trees. Sources claim to have discovered banners from the spot calling for a bandh today.

On receiving the information, police officials rushed to the spot to take account of the situation. As per primary investigations, it is learnt that the Naxals brought down the trees on Friday night. Additional SP of Police Chandresh Thakur confirmed the incident.

The banners discovered on the spot alert about the protest in Gariaband, Dhamtari, Kondagaon and Mahasamund. They also demanded the closure of police camps in the vicinity of their camps.

Meanwhile, Baghel who is in Bijapur today said that majority of the state districts were free from Naxal terror. Earlier on Thursday Baghel addressing media in Sukma district during his statewide yatra underscored that the administration was ready for peace talks with Naxals provided they had faith in the Indian constitution. ” My doors are open for dialogue. I’m ready to come anywhere to talk only if they have faith in the Indian constitution,” said the CM responding to a question on dialogue with the Naxals.

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