After blowing up troopers, Maoists threaten state government

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Gadchiroli (Maharashtra) :- A day after carrying out a blast which killed 15 C-60 force troopers, Maoist groups in Gadchiroli district issued warnings to the state government against implementing its infrastructure schemes in the region, official sources said here on Thursday.

Banners painted with the threats came up overnight in several villages and their outskirts virtually ordering the government and its contractors not to build bridges and roads in these hilly forested areas.

The banners have been put up by the banned CPI (Maoist) through its local Divisional Vigilance Committees (DVC), asking government officials, contractors and private firms to desist from taking up vital infrastructure projects, sources said.

The posters proclaimed that the water, land, forests and underground wealth (mines) belong to the people and by building roads and bridges, these are sought to be handed over to a few industrialists for their profiteering.

The banners, in red and white colours, also accused top industrialists and their agents of doing “chamchagiri” of “Modi and Fadnavis” to get such projects for their “vikas” (development).

The Maharashtra cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis paid tributes to the 15 killed troopers and discussed the security situation arising out of the May 1 attack.

IANS