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2023 Assembly Poll IED Blast Case – NIA conducts multi-location searches in Chhattisgarh

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New Delhi. NIA on Thursday searched multiple locations in Chhattisgarh in connection with the CPI (Maoist)-led IED attack on a poll party convoy during the 2023 Assembly elections.

NIA teams conducted extensive searches at the premises of six suspects in the Naxal-infested area of village Badegobra, PS Mainpur, District Gariyaband as part of its investigations in the case.

Several mobile phones and Rs. 2,98,000 in cash were seized during the searches from the premises of suspects believed to be working as overground workers (OGWs)/supporters of the Mainpur-Nuapada division of the banned CPI (Maoist) outfit.

A head constable of Indo-Tibetan Battalion Police (ITBP) ADHOC 615 Battalion was injured in the attack that took place in November 2023. NIA, which had taken over the case in February 2024, had identified the CPI (Maoist) cadres as the perpetrators of the attack.

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