Jagdalpur, November 14, 2008: Despite presence of about 50,000 policemen for Chhattisgarh Assembly election, it had failed to deter the Maoists from committing violence in the state and especially in sensitive Bastar region.
Polling was started in entire Bastar region from 7:00 AM today, unlike of 8:00 AM in other places, but well prepared Maoists not only disrupted voting in two booths but also carried an IED blast injuring three policemen.
The naxalites triggered blast of one improvised explosive device in Borkha village of Bhejji police station in Dantewada district, in which three security forces were injured seriously and helicopter are requisitioned to evacuate them, police sources said.
In Bhusaras area a four kg land mine was recovered near a booth and seven people have been arrested in that connection, they said.
Para military forces and Maoists are locked in fierce gun battles in Michwar and Kamaram areas of Dantewada district, they said.
In another incident of violence Maoists opened indiscriminate firing disrupting in Kudur and Hangwa booths of the district, officials told ChhattisgarhTopNews.Com.
Reports are also pouring in from some more places of gun battle between Maoists and security forces in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh.
There is a strong presence of 50,000 policemen in Chhattisgarh during two phase assembly election in Chhattisgarh as the state has the highest number of naxal violence in the country.
Congress government in Chhattisgarh today opposed the use of biometrics for purchase of paddy under the minimum support price procurement scheme.
Efforts are on to bring back the iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s ‘wagh nakh’ from London to India, official sources said.
Ruling Jharkhand Mukti Morcha has won the Dumri Assembly by-election today.
Pelma mine of the South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL) will become the first opencast mine in Chhattisgarh under the Mine Developer and Operator (MDO) mode.
The Income Tax Department has said as on today 6.98 crore ITRs for AY 2023-24 were filed, out of which 6.84 crore ITRs have already been verified.
Chhattisgarh will experience medium to heavy rainfall today and that would intensify further, Weathermen predicted today.