India: Maoist rebels kill at least 7 poll officials, seven others in Chhattisgarh attack

April 12, 2014 | By | Reply More

Apr 12, – At least 14 persons, including civilians, CRPF men and polling officials have died in multiple attacks by Maoists in Bastar region on Saturday. The first incident took place in Darbha, second in the region in less than a month, when the rebels ambushed a Sanjivani 108 ambulance around 12 pm. Some CRPF cops were also in the vehicle and it is suspected that the Maoists had insider information about the presence of the cops.

hromedia India Maoist rebels kill at least 7 poll officials, seven others in Chhattisgarh attack intl. news1The second attack was near Ketulnar area in Bijapur district, some 200 km west of Darbha, when the Maoists attacked a civilian bus that was carrying polling officials returning from their duty. Seven poll officials died in the attack while others were injured.

“The polling party was returning on foot. As they felt tired, they got on a bus. Seven of them have died. If EVMs are damaged, their will be repoll,” said Chief Electoral Officer Sunil Kujur.

“They attacked at two places. Some personnel and polling officials have died. We are getting the exact the details,” said Raipur IG GP Singh, also the nodal officer for supervising elections in Bastar.

Bastar voted on April 10, a day after the Maoists had killed three CoBRA personnel in Sukma district

Press journalist for HRO media – M Yousaf contributed to this report.

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