But the rebels continued their protest against the government. Ahead of Home Mnister's visit at the area, Naxals set afire a gram panchayat building in Dhanora tehsil of the district on Dec 28.
Police also informed that the Maoists also blocked the Gadchiroli-Raipur Highway by felling a couple of trees near Koolbhatti area. The traffic was disrupted for over a couple of hours in the morning ahead of Chidambaram's visit.
Chidambaram with other national politicians earlier took a tight vigil at the Naxal dominated areas in West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and other states. Central government along with different state governments acquired several policies to have a command on the worsened condition.