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I3 iron ore-laden vehicles torched in Maoist arson

08:52 PM May 31, 2019 | Free Press Journal Correspondant

Jamshedpur : Maoists set ablaze three iron-ore laden vehicles in Saranda forest of West Singhbhum district, a senior police officer today said.

Around 30 Maoists, flaunting fire arms, intercepted the mineral-laden dumpers and ordered the drivers to get down before they set the vehicles aflame near Kolbonga village in the Saranda forest range under Manohapur police station last night, Superintendent of Police Michael Raj S said. The mineral were being transported from Chiria mine owned by SAIL. On being informed of the incident, security forces rushed to the spot and launched a combing operation to trace the ultras. Meanwhile, the break-way group People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI) set on fire three houses in Bandgaon police station limits last night, reports said. When asked in this regard, Raj said he was not aware of the incident as yet.

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