Maoists kill four security guards in Jharkhand

April 6th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI  

Latehar (Jharkhand), Apr 6 (ANI): Maoists have killed four security guards of a proposed power plant in Jharkhand’s Latehar District.

After a spate of attacks on school buildings and government buildings, a group of naxals attacked the site office of the Abhijeet Group, which has proposed a power plant at Chakla village in Latehar district.

Three guards died on the spot, while one succumbed on way to hospital. One injured guard has been admitted to a Ranchi hospital.

According to officials, Maoist rebels had demanded a levy of Rs. two million from the company. The Abhijeet Group had apparently refused to pay the amount.

Superintendent of Police Hemant Toppo termed the attack an act of terror.

“A chit was found on the place of this incident, in which Sanyukta Krantikari Committee (United Revolutionary Committee) is claiming responsibility for the incident. Although we have never heard of this group earlier, this is a serious crime committed by them,” said Toppo.

Police have launched a search operation to nab the rebels. (ANI)

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