Road building firm gets Red threat
BOKARO: Security on the stretch of NH-23 between Bokaro and Ramgarh has been tightened after the private company engaged in the four-laning project received threats from Maoists, police said on Friday. Police said Dilip Buildcon Limited, the road construction company, received a letter from the North Chotanagpur Zonal committee of the CPI(Maoist) demanding 10% of the total project cost as levy. The rebels have also threatened with dire consequences if the company failed to pay.
Bokaro SP Y S Ramesh visited the project site in Petarwar on Friday. The SP said security personnel have been deployed at the project site. “I have visited the project site and spoke to company officials. I have asked them not to worry. We are looking after the matter,” he added. Unconfirmed sources said Maoists have also demanded levy from the managing director of Tenughat Thermal Power Station, a unit of Tenughat Vidyut Nigam Limited, Ramavtar Sahu. But Sahu denied such reports. Police got information through its intelligence network. CRPF jawans have begun anti-Maoist operation at Jhumra and Luggu.
Police arrest Maoist commander in Gaya, recover arms and ammunition
Gaya ( Bihar), Jan.16 (ANI):Gaya Police have arrested a Maoist commander and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from him during a combing operation. Acting on the tip-off, police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel conducted a combing operation in Gaya District. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Gaya, Garima Malik, said, the police had recovered an AK-56 rifle, 102 live cartridges and other items from the arrested Maoist commander. “During the combing operation in the nearby areas we arrested the Maoist Communist Centre (MMC) zonal commander, Mahinder Bhokta, who was actively associated with the organisation in 2008 and now he supports them and work as an ideological guide,” said Malik.