After SAP camp attack, Maoists pull down CRPF building in Bihar

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Patna/Bhagalpur
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  • Updated: Jul 20, 2013 00:49 IST

Maoists struck again in Bihar, this time in Lakhisarai district in the south eastern part of the state on Friday, bringing down an under-construction CRPF camp building.

There were no casualties as no CRPF personnel were present at the spot when over 50 Maoists launched the attack.

Two days ago, Maoists had attacked a special auxiliary police (SAP) camp in Aurangabad district in the south-central part of the state killing six persons, including three SAP jawans.

“A pamphlet left on the spot questions the rationale of raising a security forces camp in an area where the people are battling with poverty, unemployment, corruption and price rise,” said an official.

The SP said other leaflets left at the attack site indicated that it was meant to dissuade the CRPF and the police from staging a street play meant to dissuade local youth from joining the Maoist ranks.

The play, Bhatke Rahi, was supposed to highlight how the ultras were making false promises to draw young people to their cause.

After Friday’s incident, security at another CRPF camp construction site, 30 km from the spot, was also tightened.

 

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