Friday, April 18, 2008

Maoists blast petrol pump in Gaya

GAYA: Armed Maoist ultras blasted a petrol pump at Kahudag on National Highway-II in Bihar's Gaya district in the wee hour on Friday said.

Over two hundred heavily armed activists of banned CPI(Maoist) raided the petrol pump of former Gaya district board chairman Bindeshwari Prasad Yadav held its two employees captive and triggered a dynamite blast blowing up the pump equipments and its building, sources said.

They freed both the employees after the operation, they said.

Alleged refusal of extortion money demanded by the Maoists was believed to be the reason behind the incident, sources said adding raids continued at different places to apprehend the Naxalites.

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