Maoists set 14 vehicles on fire inside Bauxite Mine in Gumla

Gumla: Ultras belonging to the CPI Maoists set on fire 14 vehicles inside a bauxite mine located at Kujaam under Bishunpur Police Station area of this district. Police on Saturday said Maoist squad led by CPI Maoist regional commander Ravindra Ganjhu for the want of levy has executed the incident in the middle of the night on Friday. SDPO Manish Chandra Lal on Saturday reached on the spot and took stock of the situation. The vehicles which have been set on fire included 2 drill machines, 2 JCB machines, 4 Hyvas, 6 excavator machines.

These vehicles belong to Hindalco, NKCPL etc. Police said that at bauxite mine number four the incident has been executed. From the spot posters of the Maoists have been also recovered. Post the incident the workers have fled from the spot despite the fact that the incident spot is located just some distance away from Kujaam police picket.

Police sources claimed that the Maoists had reached on the spot in two four wheelers and were nearly 20 in numbers and were led by Ranthu Oraon and Lajim Ansari who are carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh and Rs 2 lakh respectively on their heads. Through the posters the Maoists have warned companies involved in minning works of further grave consequences. The Maoists have said that till further orders the work should be stopped.

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