The threat comes four months after an attack on Nalco’s Panchpatmali bauxite mines in Koraput which claimed the lives of 10 Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF) workers.

In a letter addressed to company executive at the company’s refinery and mines complex at Damanjodi, the red rebels have taken exception to the failure of the company to regularise the services of all contract labourers and undertake adequate peripheral development work in the vicinity of the mines area.

The letter has given a month for the company to comply with their demands. It warned of an attack by the ultras on Nalco facilities if management failed to heed their demands.

The company has about 2000 contract labourers working in its Damanjodi complex out of which 300 are engaged in mining activity.

The rebels have expressed their willingness to hold discussion with the company on these issues if the company displayed a positive attitude towards solving the problems of the locals.