Maharashtra: Maoists trigger IED impact close surveying corner

MUMBAI: Maoists set off an IED impact almost a surveying corner in Maharashtra’s Gadchroli region on Thursday while casting a ballot was in progress, police said.

The IED (ad libbed dangerous gadget) impact occurred around 10.30 am in Waghezari zone, around 150 meters from the surveying stall where individuals were remaining in lines to cast their votes in favor of the Lok Sabha decision, an official said.

No setback was accounted for in the episode, he said.

On Wednesday, Maoists meant an IED at Gatta Jambia town in Etapalli tehsil of the area when a surveying party was moving towards surveying stations under insurance of a police gathering and CRPF staff.

A CRPF jawan was harmed in the occurrence.

The authority said Maoists were attempting to upset the survey procedure and make alarm among townspeople, who turned out in extensive numbers to cast a ballot on Thursday.

Gadchiroli is among the seven seats where surveying is in progress amid the main period of Lok Sabha races in Maharashtra.

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