Armed Maoists have set fire to several vehicles parked in the camp office of a contractor at Tuapadar, about 100 kms from here under Potangi block in Koraput district.
Police today said nearly 30 to 40 armed Maoists, belonging to Srikakulum division, arrived at the camp of the contractor last night and asked the Supervisor and other workers to vacate the camp office.
The Red rebels then set ablaze six JCP machines, one tractor and two pumps of the camp office and fled the scene leaving some leaflets at the spot.
Police said the Maoists had earlier threatened the Supervisor to stop the work of the Tuapadar-Tunia road as they apprehended that after the construction of the road work, a police camp office will be set up there to counter the Naxal activities.
The security forces on hearing the news, rushed to the spot and launched combing operation in the area.UNI XC DP AD RSA GC1413
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