Naxalstodaytorcheda bus after asking the occupants to alightin Chhattisgarhs insurgency-hit Sukma district, police said.
The official added that none of the passengers in the bus were harmed.
The incident occurred under Chintagufa police station limits this evening when the privatebuswas on its way to Jagargunda from Jagdalpur, a local police official told PTI.
The official said that a group of Naxals, armed with sharp-edged weapons and sticks, stopped the vehicle between Chintagufa and Burkapal villages and after asking passengers to alight, set it ablaze.
A team of security personnel was rushed to the site of the incident and combing operations in the adjoining areas was continuing, he informed.
The police official said the incident appears to be in retaliation to anti-Maoist operations carried out by security forces during the past couple of days in the south Sukma region which resulted in the killing of one woman naxal inthe Kedwal-Tumalpad forests on January 10.
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