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Maoists torch 14 vehicles in Bihar

Maoists torched 14 vehicles and equipment of a construction company engaged in a track-doubling project near the Turki railway station in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district, a police official said on Saturday.

A group of about 50 Maoists stormed into the project office of M/S Hari Construction Company near Turki railway station, located 10 km from the Muzaffarpur junction around 2 a.m. on Saturday, Senior Superintendent of Police Ranjeet Kumar Mishra said. The ultras also assaulted three security guards. The arson was allegedly due to non-payment of ‘levy’ by the company, Mr. Mishra said. - PTI