Maoists attack police station in Giridih, torch trucks

A group of armed Maoists attacked the Pirtand Police station around 1 am and started firing at random.

Giridih: Maoists fired indiscriminately at a police station in Giridih, blew up a building and set on fire trucks on the Grand Trunk road in the wee hours on Thursday to protest the arrest of their two associates.

A group of armed Maoists attacked the Pirtand Police station around 1 am and started firing at random, Superintendent of Police, AV Homker, said.

The security forces returned the fire, he said, adding there was no casualty.

A couple of blasts were also heard nearby as Maoists destroyed a government building near the police station, he said.

Later, the ultras torched some trucks on the GT Road on the Dhanbad-Giridih border.

Police said the Maoists were protesting the arrests of two of their hardcore associates, Muktar Ansari and Dasrath Manjhi in Giridih yesterday.

PTI

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