Odisha News Insight

Odisha: Naxals torch vehicles in Rayagada

Naxal TractorRayagada, Jan 27: When the Government administration was busy in the preparation for Republic Day in Rayagada district and block headquarters, there was ultra-left activities going on in Kalayan Singhpur and Bissam Cuttack blocks.

Several cadres of the Naxals outfit barged into village named Daliakuji in Hatamuniguda Gram Panchayat under Muniguda police station during last Monday at around 3.30 AM and torched a JCB and a tractor engaged for construction of a road under Pradhan Mantri Grama Sadak Yojana(PMGSY). After setting the vehicles to fire, the red rebels fled into the nearby jungle. They also pasted a few posters and a banner at Dhepaguda Chowk.

The Maoists have put banners and posters in Parsali village, which is inhabited by the most primitive tribal group called Dangaria Kandhas. The district administration was successful in connecting this village, which is also a prominent panchayat under Niyamagiri Hill Range, with electricity and bus service after sixty six years of independence.

The Maoists have given call to the local tribal to constitute Niyamagiri Brigade in all the villages to assert their identity andNaxal-JCB sustain their movement against Vedanta Company. The Naveen Govt has applied new strategies in suppressing the democratic struggle of the people by deploying police force around Niyamagiri Hills. Dialogue will not work, rights have to be snatched, mentioned the posters. They have requested the public to observe this fake Republic Day as a black day.

As the police with bomb diffusing team did not arrive the spot till the report was written, the local commuters faced difficulties as the road was not cleared. Upon inquiry, the police said that they were going to have the combing operation soon with their anti-bomb squad. Locals are going through a sheer fear psychosis.