Maoists torch vehicles; op launched to nab them

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 30, 2012 07:26 hrs

Dumka: A massive combing operation has been launched in Naxal-affected pockets of Dumka district on Friday after Maoists torched about a dozen vehicles engaged in road construction work, police said.

A group of around 25 armed Maoists arrived at the crusher plant site and set ablaze eight dumpers, a excavator, pick up van, motorcycle and tractor belonging to the road construction company near Gumhra River on Dumka-Pakur road late last night, Deputy Superintendent of Police B C Ram said.

He said the company was constructing a road under Govindpur-Sahebgunj project aided by Asian Development Bank.

The ultras, however, did not harm any labourers present at the site, he said adding that the security personnel has launched a massive anti-Naxal operation to track down the ultras involved.

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