Friday, April 10, 2009

School building blown up by Maoists in Palamau

Medininagar (PTI): The Maoists blew up yet another school building in Jharkhand's Palamau district, taking the total number of government buildings destroyed by them to 10 in different districts within a week, police sources said on Friday.

About a dozen armed Maoists reached the Belhra high school at Bishrampur, packed dynamites in the rooms before triggering off the blasts late last night, the police said.

There was no loss of life in the incident, they added.

The Maoists left a note at the spot claiming responsibility for the blast.

Earlier, the extremist outfit had blown up schools, panchayat and community bhavans at Latehar, Gumla, Chatra and Palamau with an aim to prevent the security forces to take shelter during their operation for area domination ahead of the first phase polls slated for April 16 in six naxal-infested constituencies.

The Maoists had also burnt two campaigning vehicles in Palamau and Garwah in the last three days.

In a separate incident, the police were interrogating three constables following the missing of three Insas rifles from the police lines in the headquarter town here, Superintendent of Police Ravi Kant Dhan told newsmen.

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