Maoists kidnapped 25 traders on the border of Chhattisgarh-Telangana states. They were warned that they would be killed if they worked against them and cooperated with the police and let them go.
The Maoists were warned and left
Dummugudem, Newstoday: Maoists have kidnapped 25 traders on the border of Chhattisgarh-Telangana states. They were warned that they would be killed if they worked against them and cooperated with the police and let them go. 25 traders from Dummugudem mandal of Bhadradri Kothagudem district left in autos and two-wheelers for the weekly market held at Gollapally in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh at 7 am on Wednesday. At Tallagudem-Gollapally cross road on the border of Bhadradri Kothagudem and Sukma districts, the Maoists blocked the vehicles and pulled down the traders. Essential commodities and liquor bottles were thrown out of autos and vehicles. They grabbed their cellphones and took them to forest areas. Some of them are also women traders. Alleging that they were supplying essential goods and working as informers to the police, some were attacked. They said that there was no such thing and they were doing their own business and begged to be left alone. They let them go after threatening to kill them if they work against them. At the same time, two other traders were taking goods to the police in their vehicles. Sensing that the Maoists had abducted those who had gone ahead, the traders turned back their vehicles. The Maoists who noticed them chased them but escaped. In this process, two Maoists got injured after falling down. The two escaped traders have become police informers and an order has been issued that they will be killed if they are found. With this incident there was concern among the Santa traders.