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Maoists burn construction machinery in Jharkhand

india Updated: Sep 28, 2009 13:29 IST

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Maoist rebels burnt a dumper and a road roller of a construction company in Simdega district of Jharkhand, police said on Monday.

According to police, Maoist rebels set ablaze the dumper and roller of a construction company at Jaldega village of Simdega district, around 130 km from Ranchi, late Sunday night. The construction company was involved in road construction in Simdega district.

According to police officials, Maoist rebels torched the dumper and rollers after their levy demand was denied. The construction company had informed the police about the rebels' demand, but the company was not provided adequate security.

Maoist guerrillas are active in 18 of the 24 districts of Jharkhand. Nearly 1,550 people have been killed in Maoist-related violence in the last eight years.