Monday, July 06, 2009

Naxalites burn buses

Gaya (PTI): Banned CPI (Maoist) ultras, who had hijacked two buses with eight persons yesterday and subsequently released the abducted persons, burnt the buses in Gaya district of Bihar today, ADG (headquarters) Neelmani said.

The Maoists had set the vehicles ablaze in deep Chakrabandha forest under Dumaria police station this morning, Neelmani said in Patna.

The ultras had on Saturday hijacked the two buses with two drivers, two conductors and four cleaners. They were released unharmed, he said.

The abduction took place at Maigra and Phulwaria villages, about 70 km from here. One of the vehicles was on way to Gaya from Dumaria and the other from Gaya to Kothi when they were hijacked, the owner of the vehicle said.

According to the owner, the Maoists had demanded a levy from him for plying the vehicles.

He said the buses were hijacked as he had refused to make the payment.

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