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Naxals blast forest ranger's office

By Our Staff Reporter

VISAKHAPATNAM, JULY 30. Naxalites belonging to the Chintapalle area Committee of the People's War Group blasted the Forest Ranger's office at R.V. Nagar in Gudem Kotha Veedhi mandal in Visakhapatnam district this morning. There was no loss of life.

Two members of the dalam, headed by Ganesh, went to the office and asked Mr.M. Narasinga Rao, a technical assistant of the department, sleeping in the office, to come out. They also asked him to remove all important files from the office and placed a bomb in the building.

They ran wires to half-a-furlong and blasted the building. While one room was completely destroyed, others developed cracks. Some of the files and furniture were destroyed. The two naxalites were armed and wore olive green uniform.

The dalam members reportedly told the employee that they were taking revenge against the Chief Minister, Mr.N. Chandrababu Naidu's policy of suppression of their movement through fake encounters and that it was a part of the observance of `Martyrs Remembrance Week' from July 28 to August 3.

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