Saturday, November 27, 2010

Maoists burn equipment of NTPC plant

AURANGABAD: Armed Maoists burnt equipment of a power plant being jointly set up by railways and NTPC at Nabinagar in Bihar's Aurangabad district, Superintendent of Police Vivek Raj Singh said today.

Over 50 naxalites raided the construction site of the proposed plant late last night and burnt several equipment including four dumpers, three hydra cranes and mixer machine worth lakhs of rupees, the SP said.

They also kept some of the workers present their captive for some time and assaulted them, he said.

A combing operation has been launched to track down the naxalites.

The railway and NTPC are jointly setting up a 2000 MW power plant at Surar village in Nabinagar.

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