Rebels set ablaze an MUV, JCB machine and roller before escaping
The conditions of at least three jawans admitted in a private hospital here are stated to be critical.
So far, 68 civilians have been killed by extremists in affected districts of the states while 34 security personnel lost their lives during anti-naxal operations during an eight-month-period.
A chunk of top Congress leadership was eliminated at Jhiram valley in south Chhattisgarh’s Bastar district on May 25, 2013.
The denial of levy by the company is said to be the reason behind the arson.
According to the official statement, over 150 jawans are still inside the inhospitable forested region cited to be the stronghold of the Red Brigade.
Mishra said the gangmen were on duty near the spot where the blasts were triggered, and informed the station master immediately after the incident.
The incident occurred when the two leaders were on way to the interior tribal village, 20 km from the Andhra-Odisha Border (AOB), to attend the TDP’s Grama Darshini programme.
With Telangana already in election mode and all MLAs touring the length and breadth of the State addressing numerous rallies and public meetings, the Telangana state police is a worried lot.
The pre-planned attack is seen as the most audacious operation carried out by Maoists targeting public representatives over the last 10-15 years.
The security has been tightened for the MLAs and the MP and other elected representatives in the district.
Naidu, who is currently visiting the United States, sent a message condemning the killings, and conveyed his condolences to the bereaved families.
Rural police sources said that team of about 40 to 50 Maoists led by AOB Secretary Ramakrishna took part in attack.
A security expert asserts the MPVs are good only for small arm fire and against conventional mines.