Maoists blast under-construction police post in Chhattisgarh

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Bastar, Feb 8 (ANI): Maoists blew up an under-construction police outpost in Chitrakot area of Chhattisgarh's Bastar District on Monday night.

The first ever attack by Maoists at Chitrakot, some 340 kilometers south from state capital Raipur, created panic at the site known for its spectacular waterfall where the Indravati River takes a 100-foot plunge.

According to labourers, Maoist also threatened them not to return to work.

"They (Maoists) threw us outside the station and said not to work again," said Laxman, a labourer.

Bastar Superintendent of Police Sunder Raj said that team of forensic experts are investigating the kind and quantity of explosives that has been used in the blast.

"Around 15 to 20 Maoists came around 3 or 4 o'clock last night and forcibly dragged out the labourers from the (under constructed) police station. And then they blasted the three-storey building. There is a huge structural damage but no causalities have been reported so far," said Sunder Raj. (ANI)

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