Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Maoist sponsored bandh in Bihar

Patna, July 22 (PTI) A bandh called by Maoists in Bihar to protest against rising prices of essential commodities began last night with the ultras blowing up a house of their rival today.

As the bandh began, over 100 Maoists raided Diha village near Gaya and blew up a house of self-styled commander of their rival Revolutionary Communist Centre (RCC) Vinod Marandi, last night.

A Maoist identified as Dharmendra Yadav was arrested from Barachati police station area in Gaya this morning, Additional Director General of Police (Headquarters) Neelmani said.

All police stations have been put on alert, he said, adding patrolling has been intensified in vulnerable pockets in Patna, Gaya, Jehanabad, Nawada, Aurangabad, Kaimur,Rohtas, Banka, Munger, Lakhisarai and Jamui districts.

Railway tracks were also being patrolled.

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