Maoists torch 12 vehicles in Jharkhand

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Ranchi, April 14 (IANS) Maoists have torched 12 vehicles involved in road construction work in Jharkhand’s Palamau district, the state police said on Friday.

According to the police, the Maoist guerrillas torched one JCB machine, 11 tractors and one motorbike at Saraiya village under the Pipira police station jurisdiction on Thursday evening.

Refusal by the construction company to pay them a “levy” is said to have caused the Maoists to torch the vehicles.

More than 25 vehicles have been burnt to ashes by the Maoists in 2017.

–IANS

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