Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Maoists blow up poll centre, torch campaign vehicle in Bihar

Gaya/Aurangabad, Apr 14 (PTI) CPI(Maoist) rebels blew up a school housing a polling centre and set ablaze a campaign vehicle of a JD(U) candidate in Bihar's Gaya and Aurangabad districts respectively in the wee hours today.
A group of armed Maoists swooped on Gosain-Besra village just past midnight and blew up the building of a government primary school housing polling station number 230 of Gaya (SC) parliamentary constituency, police said.

After the attack, they left posters and pamphlets asking people not to participate in the election or be prepared to face the consequences.

In another incident, Naxals torched the campaign vehicle of JD(U) candidate for Karakat parliamentary seat Mahabali Singh in Aurangabad, sources said.

The Maoists beat up Singh's workers sleeping inside the vehicle at Karma-Vishnupur village and hijacked it along with the driver.

They later let off the driver free but set the campaign vehicle on fire at Salaiya village, about two km from Karma-Vishnupur, the sources added. PTI

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