Maoists blast house of arrested rebel in Jharkhand

Internal rivalry between Maoist insurgents in Jharkhand led them to blow up portions of the under-construction house of a comrade currently in police custody.

Last Updated: Dec 16, 2012, 11:59 AM IST

Bokaro: Internal rivalry between Maoist insurgents in Jharkhand led them to blow up portions of the under-construction house of a comrade currently in police custody on Saturday.

The incident took place in Bokaro district, where the Maoists allegedly triggered explosions using dynamite, in the house of a fellow zonal commander, Phoolchand Soren alias Prabeel Majhi.

According to local media reports, the cause of the rivalry is a perception that Soren, who is in police custody, staged his arrest in order to distance himself from the insurgency.

Bokaro`s Superintendent of Police, Kuldeep Dwivedi, said that the incident exposed the Maoists as a public nuisance with no regard for ideology.

"This exposes the dual standards of the Maoists. Their internal rivalry proves that today, they have no ideology. They are only troubling the public," he said.

ANI