Chhattisgarh: Naxals blow up BJP MP’s farmhouse ahead of CM Raman Singh’s visit

Raman Singh, BJP MP's farmhouse

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh is scheduled to visit Antagarh in Kanker on Wednesday as part of his ongoing 'Vikas Yatra'. (File photo: IANS)

Naxals blew up a BJP MP’s farmhouse with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district, ahead of Chief Minister Raman Singh’s visit to the area, police said on Wednesday.

There was no one at the Bondanar farmhouse belonging to Vikram Usendi, BJP’s Lok Sabha member from Kanker constituency, when the attack took place late Tuesday night.

While there was no report of any casualty, the police said two rooms of the MP’s farmhouse were damaged in the blast.


Bondanar is Usendi’s native village.

CM Raman Singh is scheduled to visit Antagarh in Kanker on Wednesday as part of his ongoing ‘Vikas Yatra’. Antagarh is around 15 km away from the village where Usendi’s farmhouse is located.

As per preliminary information, a group of Naxals stormed the BJP MP’s farmhouse in Bondanar village, around 250 km from Raipur, late Tuesday night.

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The police said the Naxals threatened the watchman at the site to leave the place and then targeted the farmhouse with IEDs in which two rooms were damaged.

The rebels fled after the blast.

On getting information, a police team rushed to the spot and a search operation was launched in the region to trace the culprits.

Security forces have intensified patrolling in the region.

Earlier, in a major operation on Monday, the Chhattisgarh Police arrested 11 Maoists, including two women, in Bijapur district.

According to Bijapur Sub-Divisional Police Officer P Prashant Shukla, security forces cordoned off some villages in the district, leading to the arrest of two women cadres and nine other Maoists.