Kolkata: Suspected Maoists ransacked and set afire a forest beat office, after bashing up its employees at Sarenga in West Bengal`s Bankura district Saturday night, police said on Sunday.
Police added that the ultras also threatened the employees with dire consequences if they returned to work there.
A group of 100 left wing rebels torched files and documents before fleeing.
This is the third attack on a forest beat office by the Maoists this month. The radicals are active in areas under 30 police stations in Bankura, West Midnapore and Purulia districts of the state.