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Chhattisgarh Maoists support to agitating farmers in MP, put up banners

india Updated: Jun 18, 2017 11:50 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

A truck burns during a farmers protest on a highway near Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh.(REUTERS)

Police recovered banners on Monday suspected to be put up by Maoists in support of agitating farmers in Madhya Pradesh, from a remote part in insurgency-hit Kanker district in Chhattisgarh, police said.

The banners issued in the name of ‘Pratappur Area Committee of Maoists’ displayed messages supporting the farmers who were protesting in the neighbouring state for their various demands since June one.

The banners were recovered from a road between Kapsi and Barda villages under Pakhanjore police station area of the district, a senior police official told PTI.

In the messages written on banners, naxals have protested against alleged injustice being done to cultivators in Madhya Pradesh. Besides, they have also extended support to the demands of farmers, he added.

Police have seized the banners from the spot after they weer informed by local people, the official said.

First Published: Jun 13, 2017 00:04 IST