CPI(Maoist) torch road construction equipment

Garwah (Jharkhand): CPI (Maoists) on Sunday torched a valuable equipment engaged in road construction work and beaten up two employees of the contractor before setting them free with a warning at Tehla village in naxal-hit Garwah district.

A group of the rebels arrived at the spot in the wee hours and beat up two assistants of the contractor’s firm before they poured petroleum product on a JCB machines and set it on fire, police sources said.

The JCB was engaged in the road construction work under centre-sponsored Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana.

The construction work, which was stopped after the ultras had set a JCB machine at the same place around one and half years ago, was resumed recently following the pressure of the Union Government.