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Maoists blow up petrol pump in Bihar

Four employees are missing after a group of armed Maoists attack a petrol pump on GT Road in Gaya.
IANS | By HT Correspondent, Patna
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2008 03:32 PM IST

Suspected Maoist guerrillas blew up a petrol pump in Bihar's Gaya district, police said on Friday. Four employees have been missing after the attack.

A group of armed Maoists attacked the petrol pump, situated oncin Gaya district, about 125 km from here, late on Thursday. The guerrillas blew up its main building and tried to set ablaze the oil point, tanker and generator room, police said.

No casualty was reported but four employees of the petrol station have been missing since the incident.

Bindi Yadav, former president of the Gaya civic body who has been charged in several criminal cases, owns the petrol pump.

Police suspect that Maoists blew up Yadav's petrol pump since he had not given in to their extortion demands.

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