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Chhattisgarh: Naxals blow up BJP MP’s farmhouse

THE ASIAN AGE. | RABINDRA NATH CHOUDHURY
Published : May 24, 2018, 2:08 am IST
Updated : May 24, 2018, 2:17 am IST

Singh launched his “Vikash Yatra” from the Danteswari shrine, the deity of tribal-dominated Bastar, earlier this month.

BJP MP Vikram Usendi’s farmhouse in Bastar, blown up by Naxals on Wednesday. (Photo: Asian Age)
 BJP MP Vikram Usendi’s farmhouse in Bastar, blown up by Naxals on Wednesday. (Photo: Asian Age)

Bhopal: Maoists blew up the farmhouse of BJP MP Vikram Usendi by triggering improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Badonaar village under Takodi police limits in north Bastar district of Kanker in Chhattisgarh, local police said on Wednesday.

According to Bastar police, around 20 armed guerrillas barged into the farmhouse on the intervening night of Tuesday-Wednesday and thrashed the watchman.

 

The rebels then detonated the farmhouse with IED blast.Two rooms of the house razed to ground in the explosion, police said. The ultras left a leaflet in the blast site in which they described their action as registration of their opposition to the ongoing “Vikash Yatra” by Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh.

The chief minister however visited Antagarh, nearly 15 km from the blast site, six hours later, despite the incident, as part of the his ongoing statewide “Vikash Yatra”, he had launched last week to showcase developments made during his 15-year-tenure in Chhattisgarh.

Mr Singh launched his “Vikash Yatra” from the  Danteswari shrine, the deity of tribal-dominated Bastar, earlier this month.

 

He resumed his yatra despite the Maoist attack on security personnel at Cholnar in the neighbouring Dantewada district on May 20 in which seven policemen were killed. He decided to spend a night at Dantewada district a couple of days after the Cholnar incident.

Tags: improvised explosive device, maoists, vikram usendi
Location: India, Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal