Maoists torch 9 vehicles, assault labourers in Jharkhand’s Giridih district

In 2017 alone, the Moists here have torched more than 50 vehicles engaged in road construction or carrying goods.
Maoists torch 9 vehicles, assault labourers in...
IANS Ranchi 02 Jun 2017, 03:57 PM IST

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.

 

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