Patna: Maoists Thursday set ablaze a portion of a railway station and blew up four mobile phone towers during a 24-hour shut down called by them to protest the arrest of one of their top leaders in Bihar, police said.
A group of armed rebels attacked Nadaul railway station in Jehanabad district, about 50 km from here, on the Patna-Gaya route. Besides ransacking the station, they set afire a portion of the booking counter and the panel room, police said.
They also blew up four mobile towers in Gaya district, about 100 km from here.
Unconfirmed reports suggests they attacked a police station in Gaya, besides another tower in Aurangabad district.
The rebels are protesting the arrest of Jagdish Yadav alias Jagdish Master, politburo member of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist). He was arrested June 12 from Gaya.