Chakradharpur (West Singhbhum): A group of Naxalites opened fire on the convoy of incumbent BJP MLA Gurusaran Nayak from Manoharpur near Harta village in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum district. However, the MLA escaped unhurt in the attack.

The incident took place around 1pm on Monday when he was returning after laying the foundation stone of the Chief Minister's Kanyadan Yozana at Harta Middle School in naxal-hit Anandpur.

As soon as the Maoists opened fire some meters away from Nayak's car, the security personnel along with the MLA rushed towards Batangbeda village where he laid the foundation stone of PCC road construction.

The moment religious ritual started to mark the moment, the Maoists once again started firing indiscriminately. The legislature was then taken to a nearby house by the security personnel. Later, he was shifted to CRPF camp in Anandpur.

“The accompanying police personnel whisked them away and no harm was done," Arun Kumar Singh, SP, West Singhbhum district.

According to sources, there were specific intelligence reports indicating that Maoists could attack Gurusaran Nayak.

(JPN/Bureau)