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Maoists burn construction materials, trucks in Bihar

india Updated: Jun 18, 2011 07:47 IST

Armed Maoists burned down an office of Bihar State Bridge Construction Corporation (BSBCC) at Sheohar and two trucks at Gaya district in Bihar at the fag end of a 24-hour shut down that ended midnight on Thursday night.

Police said on Friday over 50 ultras raided BSBCC office at Kannuani village at around 11.30pm on Thursday night and set fire to the construction materials stored there after pulling out the labourers sleeping there.

No casualty was reported in the attack, the police said.

In Gaya, armed naxalites burnt two trucks at Kathak Bigha village at about the city, city superintendent of police Ratnamani Sanjeev said.

Maoists had blasted six mobile phone towers of private telecom operators and attacked Kathi police station in Gaya district on Thursday. They had also attacked Nadaul Railway station in Janhanabad District and burnt computers, furniture and ticket counter, besides the control panel.

The shut down was called by the Maoists in Bihar, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh to protest the arrest of their leader Jagdish Master alias Jagdish Yadav.

The top Maoists leader, carrying a cash reward of Rs 2 lakh on his head, was arrested from Gurua in Gaya district three days ago.