Friday, April 16, 2010

Maoists torch trucks in Bihar

IANS, Apr 16, 2010, 11.43am IST

PATNA: Suspected Maoists have torched several trucks and machines of two road construction companies in Bihar's Vaishali and Aurangabad districts, police said Friday.

Armed rebels attacked the office of a construction firm in Madarna in Vaishali late Thursday and set on fire two earth moving machines, a tractor, truck and dumpers, creating panic among the workers and officials of the company.

In a separate incident, armed Maoists set on fire three trucks of a construction company at Seema village in Aurangabad Thursday night.

According to the police, Maoists apparently targeted the construction companies to extort levies.

Two separate case have been filed and search operations are on to trace the Maoists.

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