Chhattisgarh Congress MLA Vikram Mandavi had a slender escape after his convoy was attacked by Naxals close to Padeda village in Bijapur district. Naxalites additionally fired on the car of district panchayat member Parvati Kashyap, who was part of the MLA’s convoy.
There was no casualty as a result of incident and all of the individuals who had been a part of the convoy are stated to be protected. Numerous police personnel have been deployed within the space and searches are being performed.
“Bijapur MLA Vikram Mandavi was returning after attending a public occasion and reached Bijapur district headquarters safely. Probe underway associated to any exercise by Naxals within the space,” ANI quoted police as saying.
Earlier within the day, a maoist was killed in a gun battle with safety personnel in a forest in Bijapur district, PTI reported. Two Maoists, considered one of them injured, had been additionally apprehended following the encounter.
There have been a number of cases of naxals concentrating on MLAs and different political leaders in Chhattisgarh.
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Earlier this yr in February, three BJP functionaries had been killed in every week in Chhattisgarh by Maoists.
On February 14, Ramdhar Alami, 43, a former sarpanch, was hacked to loss of life by Maoists at Barsoor in Dantewada district whereas he was on his means residence to Hitameta village, in response to a report in The Indian Categorical.
On February 5, Neelkanth Kakem, 48, BJP’s divisional head of Awapalli in Bijapur district, was killed when three alleged Maoists stabbed with sharp weapons in Bijapur district.
On February 10, Sagar Sahu, 47, deputy chief of the BJP’s Narayanpur district unit, was shot lifeless at his residence by two suspected Maoists.
In April 2019, BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi and 4 policemen had been killed when Maoists blew up their car utilizing an improvised explosive system in Dantewada area. An enormous crater was left on the assault web site after the MLA’s car was hit by the IED.