Suspected Maoists set 20 vehicles on fire

Suspected Maoists set ablaze around 20 vehicles, including 16 trucks, near a bauxite mine site in Lohardagga district, a senior police officer said Friday.

Lohardagga: Suspected Maoists set ablaze around 20 vehicles, including 16 trucks, near a bauxite mine site in Lohardagga district, a senior police officer said Friday.

Superintendent of police Manoj Ratan Choutey said a group of suspected Maoists set the vehicles on fire near bauxite mine site under Kisko police station area yesterday.

Non-payment of levy seems to be the reason behind the incident, he said, adding, that a police team hve rushed to the spot to investigate the matter.

Some of the trucks were laden with minerals, he said.

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