Maoists ransack liqour shop

Malkangiri : Armed Maoists attacked and ransacked a government approved foreign liquor shop and a villager`s house in Orissa`s Malkangiri district, police said today.

About 100 rebels mounted an attack on the liquor shop at Padia under Kalimela police station, about 70 km from here late last night, the police said.

This was the fourth attack by the ultras on the same shop.

After damaging the shop and stock, the naxals targetted adn ransacked the house of a villager who was selling foreign liquor illegally, they said.

The Maoists have been opposing sale of liquor and functioning of liquor outlets in the tribal dominated backward district, the police said.

A complaint has been lodged in the Kalimela police station and investigation was on.