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Maoists blast offices of Jharkhand poll nominees

india Updated: Dec 10, 2009 15:49 IST

Maoist rebels blasted offices of three candidates in the ongoing assembly polls, including a former leftist radical in the fray, in Palamau district of Jharkhand, police said on Thursday.

Maoists set on fire posters and banners of the three candidates and later bombed their make-shift offices in Manatu area of the district, Shahsinath Jha, deputy inspector general (Palamau) told IANS.

He said the office of Ranjan Yadav, a former Maoist contesting from jail, was among those attacked.

The banned Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) has called for a boycott of the assembly polls.

The rebels have threatened to kill all former Maoists contesting the polls.

The five-phased Jharkhand assembly polls end on Dec 18 and the counting of votes will take place on Dec 23.