Chaibasa/UNI: Ultras of the proscribed CPI maoists destroyed the road leading to Barkela through a IED blast due to which the road has been severely damaged.
The maoists had used cylinder blast to execute the incident. Police said that the maoists had executed the blast to inflict damage on the security forces.
A day earlier, the maoists had created havoc at the office of the forest ranger located at Barkela in which a total of 12 buildings were destroyed and more than a dozen vehicles big and small were set on fire.
On late Saturday night, ultras numbering around 100 equipped with arms had surrounded the office of the forest range and had held hostage the forest guards and workers who were also beaten by them.
The ultras used IEDs to carry out blasts in the building one by one and before leaving the area in the wee hours of Sunday they also left posters and pamphlets on the spot demanding that the forest range office should be removed from the area.