Saturday, July 04, 2009

Naxalites abduct two buses with eight employees in Bihar

Gaya (PTI): Armed squads of proscribed CPI(Maoist) abducted two private buses along with eight employees in Bihar's Gaya district on Saturday.

Deputy Inspector General of Police(Magadh range) Anupama Nilekar said the passengers were forced by the ultras to alight before they sped away with the buses towards Jharkhand.

Efforts are on to trace the buses and the abducted employees, who comprise the two drivers, two conductors and four cleaners.

The owner of the two buses Ravi Ranjan Singh said the Maoists abducted the buses at Maigra and Phulwaria villages, about 70 kms from the district headquarters, when the vehicles were on way to Gaya from Dumaria and from Gaya to Kothi.

Mr. Singh said the Maoists had demanded a levy from him for allowing him to ply the vehicles and abducted the buses as he did not.

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