Reliance Power exec killed by suspected rebels in eastern India

PATNA, India, April 7 (Reuters) – Suspected Maoist rebels shot dead a senior executive of Indian utility Reliance Power in the eastern state of Jharkand where the firm has planned a 3,960 megawatts power project, police said.

Company officials were making a site inspection trip for the coal-fired Tilaiya project when they were fired upon late on Wednesday, Reliance Power said.

Police superintendent Prabhat Kumar said Maoist rebels who are active in the area were probably behind the attack in which Manoj Ojha, a general manager at Reliance Power, was killed and another wounded.

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