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Naxals torch bus in Chhattisgarh after asking pax to alight

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

A group of Naxals today torched a bus in Chhattisgarhs insurgency-hit district after asking passengers to alight, a said.

The private bus, proceeding towards Dantewada, was set ablaze in the evening after Maoist rebels stopped it near at Gadiras, some 450 kilometres from the state capital, Superintendent of Police told

There were no reports of any casualty in the incident, Meena informed.

He said that security forces had reached the spot and combing operations to nab the ultras were underway.

Maoist rebels had, earlier, torched two buses on August 8 in district.

While occupants were asked to alight on that occasion as well, the charred skeleton of a person was later found inside one of the burnt down buses.

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First Published: Fri, August 17 2018. 21:50 IST