AIPUR: Less than a few hundred metres from the landmark Chitrakote
waterfall, a group of Maoists blew up an under construction police
chowki on Monday. No one was injured. The construction workers sleeping
in the building were asked to move out before the Maoists planted
But the two-storey three-room building was damaged along with the
tourism department's efforts to promote the waterfall as a destination.
Chitrakote is India's largest waterfall, 95 ft deep and 650 ft wide.
Often called India's Niagara, for the voluminous descent of water along
a horseshoe bend.
Maoists blow up police post in Kandhamal
Armed Maoists set afire a police outpost in Orissa's Kandhamal district early on Thursday morning. Kandhamal SP Praveen Kumar said that around 50 Maoists, including women, attacked the newly-constructed outpost at Subarnagiri under Kotgarh police station and set it on fire. No casualty was reported.
"The rebels shouted anti-government slogans. They also left Maoist posters and leaflets warning the government of dire consequences for anti-Maoist operations in the area," said Praveen Kumar. Additional force had been sent to the area for combing and patrolling.