Naxals set bus on fire near Shimoga

Bangalore, July 3: Armed naxals set fire to a Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation bus after asking the passengers and driver to alight from the vehicle on Agumbe-Shringeri route, about 110 km from Shimoga in the early hourson Sunday, police said.

The eight-member naxal group stopped the bus which was proceeding to Bangalore via Shringeri, asked the passengers and driver to get out and set fire to it and fled the scene
immediately, leaving the passengers stranded on the road, police sources at Shimoga told.

On getting the information, the Anti-Naxalite Force (ANF) and local police rushed to the spot and made alternative arrangements for the passengers.

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One Response to “Naxals set bus on fire near Shimoga”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    The news posted is incorrect here. There were no passangers in the bus- there were only the conductor and the driver. The Naxals fled on hearing another Jeep approaching not bravely after burining the bus.

    Destroying Public property is not a way to carry out a movement. The public has to suffer in absence of a bus.

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