Naxals resort to violence, plant IEDs near polling booths in Ch'garh

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Bastar, Oct 18:The Intelligence Bureau has come up with evidences of Naxals planting Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) near polling booths in the Bastar division to disturb the polling process. A strategy that they have been adopting for quite some time, the IB has alerted the security and various parties contesting the polls this year.

"The strategy of planting explosives near polling stations was used in previous elections to deter government officials and security forces from conducting polling. This time again they are reportedly doing the same," said a senior IB official.

With an intention to cause maximum damage to the security forces and the public, the Naxals have planted IEDs in the Narayanpur and Kondagaon districts. While security officials are on their guards, the main target areas include Kokrajhar, Benoor, Dhaudai, Orchha, and Idka of Narayanpur district and Bayanar, Mardapal and Bade Dongar area of Kondagaon.

Officials also confirm such possibilities as the elections are slated after the rains and it is easier for the Naxals to plant bombs under wet mud.

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