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Maoists blow up school building; two held

Maoists blew up a school building while two of their hardcore members were arrested with arms in Jharkhand, police said on Sunday.

india Updated: Aug 08, 2010 22:23 IST

Maoists blew up a school building while two of their hardcore members were arrested with arms in Jharkhand, police said on Sunday.

Armed Maoists went to Kanda village in Palamau and raged the school building with explosives around 11:30 pm last night, police said.

Meanwhile, police succeeded in nabbing top Maoist leader of Andhra Pradesh Narsimha Reddy from Bokaro's Upper Ghat, SP S K Singh said, adding a 9mm pistol, a laptop and naxal literature were recovered from him.

In another major catch, the security forces arrested Ulas Majhi with weapons at Harsha village in Hazaribagh.

The rebels, who today observed a bandh in Jharkhand, Bihar and Chhattisgarh to protest the arrest of its leader Rajesh alias Uday in Ranchi two days ago, partially affected life in the state.

Bus and truck operators did not ply vehicles, while shops in naxal pockets remained closed, according to reports.