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Naxals torch tractor in Dantewada

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

today set on fire a tractor engaged in road maintenance work in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Dantewada district, police said.

No one was hurt in the incident, which took place near Malewahi village under Barsoor police station limits where maintenance work of a road was underway, a local police official told PTI.

As per the information, around a dozen stormed the maintenance site and threatened the workers before setting the tractor ablaze, he said, adding, the ultras then fled into the forest.

On receiving information about the incident, a police team was rushed to the spot.

A search operation was underway in the region, the official said.

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First Published: Sun, June 18 2017. 17:42 IST