Bhopal/Balaghat, December 06 (KMS): The angry Naxal members burnt a road roller engaged in construction work in Madhya Pradesh’s Balaghat district and left behind pamphlets calling for a strike in Madiya Pardesh, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh on December 10 to protest the Naxal killings by Indian army in Gadchiroli, last month.
The incident took place on near Korka village of Balaghat, police said.
Enraged over the killing of Naxals by Indian army and police personnel at Gadchiroli in neighbouring Maharashtra, a group of 18 to 20 Naxals burnt the roller engaged in road construction work near Korka village under Birsa police station area, Superintendent of Police Abhishek Tiwari said.
The Maoists also left behind pamphlets, calling for a strike on December 10 in three states – Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh, he said.
Police patrolling has already been increased in affected areas since the past one-and-a-half-months, the official said, adding that search is now also underway for Naxals involved in burning the road roller.
A banner with seven pamphlets, mentioning the name of the Chhattisgarh Zonal Committee and Malajkhand Area Committee of Maoists were also found at the spot, police officials added.
The pamphlets mentioned the killing of 26 Naxals, including prominent Maoist leader Milind Teltumbde (57) in Gadchiroli on November 13, they said.