Raipur: Naxalites made an abortive bid to rescue fellow naxals lodged in the Narayanpur sub-jail in the Bastar region, triggering three landmine blasts in the second such attack on the prison in six days, police said on Thursday.
"The blasts however failed to cause any damage to the prison," Narayanpur police sources said.
The attack came hours before security advisor to the Chhattisgarh government K.P.S. Gill, was to hold a review meeting on the naxal menace in the region. "Members of the outlawed CPI (Maoist) are trying to rescue some of their activists, who are members of the Benur and Keshkal dalams and have been housed there on charges of murdering a person at Benur recently," sources said. "The naxalites had attacked on Friday and Wednesday to rescue the 26 accused in the Benur case, but the alertness of the security forces foiled their attempt. No one is injured." The naxals escaped when Narayanpur SP Narendra Khare reached the jail with additional forces. - PTI