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Thursday, Sep 19, 2019

Maoists blast BJP MLA's house in Chhattisgarh

Armed Naxalites explode the house of a BJP MLA in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh, police says.

india Updated: Aug 10, 2007 17:15 IST


Armed Naxalites on Friday exploded the house of a BJP MLA in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh, police said.

"Using a tiffin bomb, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), the Maoists triggered the blast in wee hours on Friday and exploded the house of Vikram Usendi, a former minister and a current BJP MLA at Pakhanjur, about 210 km from the state capital," police told PTI.

Since the house was vacant, no one was injured in the incident, they said adding the IED blast had damaged a portion of the building.

The Maoists have also left some leaflets on the spot, police said.

More details are awaited from the spot, which is about 100 km from the district headquarters of Kanker, they added.

Usendi had earlier been attacked by the Maoists when he was a minister in the current Raman Singh government and he had also been provided armed guards, they said.

The purpose of blast was not immediately known, the police said.

Naxalites are hyper active in the entire Bastar region of Chhattisgarh.

First Published: Aug 10, 2007 17:11 IST