JAMUI: Seven labourers were kidnapped on Friday by armed Maoists from Pakari village of Bihar’s Naxal-hit Jamui district.
More than 50 heavily-armed guerrillas reached the place where a bridge over Kiul River is being constructed by labourers of a private construction firm around 2 AM and abducted four labourers identified as Chandan Yadav, Pradip Yadav, Phultoos Yadav and Vihay Singh, sources said.
They later went to another site where labourers were engaged in construction of a water tank of state Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) and kidnapped three of them.
They were identified as Dharmendra Yadav, Yogendra Yadav and Anil Singh.
The Maoist cadre took the labourers away in Garhi forest areas at gun-point, they said.
The labourers were kidnapped after the construction firm failed to meet their demands for money, sources said.
A combing operation has been launched in the forest areas at Garhi to secure safe release of the labourers, officials said.
CRPF and Special Task Force (STF) of Bihar police were engaged in the operation.