Maoists abduct 3 guards, torch construction tools



Sitamarhi: Maoists abducted three security guards after seting on fire a hot mixing plant of a road contractor at Khairwa Maniyari village in Bihar's Sitamarhi district, police said on Wednesday.

A group of Maoists raided the under-construction road project site of a contractor Amit Kumar Singh last night and set on fire a hot mixing plant, police said.

The ultras also took away with them three security guards who had vainly resisted arson by the former. The Maoists left a leaflet on the spot demanding levy from the contractor or else stop work, Prasad said.

Raids were being carried out to rescue the abducted security guards.

The Maoists had set on fire four vehicles, including three dumpers, at the site of a private construction company M/S Chaddha and Chaddha engaged in two-lane project on NH-77 between Muzaffarpur and Sonbarsa on the intervening night of January 9-10 last as part of their violent opposition to the construction activities.

PTI