Suspected Maoists allegedly set ablaze six vehicles engaged in road construction at Ghatsila in Jharkhand, the police said today.

“Maoist guerrillas set fire to earth moving vehicles, dumpers and other equipments at the construction site near Bhadua village, bordering West Bengal late last night,” Superintendent of Police (Rural) S. K. Kujjur said.

The vehicles belonging to a Ranchi-based construction company was engaged constructing roads in the village. Demand for extortion by Maoists has been suspected to be the cause of arson, Mr. Kujjur said.

No labourer was harmed in the incident, they said.