Maoists torch 9 vehicles, assault labourers in Jharkhand’s Giridih districtIn 2017 alone, the Moists here have torched more than 50 vehicles engaged in road construction or carrying goods.
Maoist guerrillas torched nine vehicles involved in road construction works in Jharkhand's Giridih district on Friday after they were denied levies.
According to police, Maoists raided a camp office of a private road construction company in Bagabandh village under the Madhuban police station jurisdiction. They also thrashed the labourers working there.
Later, around 15 militants torched the company's vehicles, which included a Bolero jeep, JCB machines, a bike and other vehicles.
In 2017 alone, the Moists here have torched more than 50 vehicles engaged in road construction or carrying goods.
In May, Maoist guerrillas blew up a railway track in Bokaro district and torched vehicles in Giridih during a 24-hour shutdown that they have called in Jharkhand to protest against changes made in two land acts.