A day after Orissa police claimed the presence of Maoists in Bisthapan Virodhi Jana Manch (BVJM) opposing displacement due to industrialisation in Kalinga Nagar in Jajpur district, the rebels attacked a mobile tower on Thursday and put up posters in the area.
The ultras tried to destroy the mobile tower of a private service provider in the steel hub of Kalinga Nagar by setting it afire. The structure was partially damaged but remained functional, said Inspector In-Charge of Kalinga Nagar police station, K C Mund.
Some posters bearing the name of banned CPI (Maoists) were found near the mobile tower, he said adding the hand written posters opposed the common corridor road project which was being constructed with police protection.
The posters warned the administration and the people who supported them.
Mund said the rebels were trying to create a fear psychosis among the people.
Jajpur District Superintendent of Police D S Kuttey had yesterday claimed that there were some Maoist elements in BVJM trying to derail industrialisation. The Jan Manch leaders howeve, denied the allegation saying the outfit had no links with the left wing extremists.
About 800 security personnel have been deployed in the area to facilitate construction of the 7.5 km long common corridor road project.