Maoists blow up Jharkhand panchayat building

February 28th, 2009 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, Feb 28 (IANS) Suspected Maoist guerrillas blew up a panchayat community building in Jharkhand, the police said Saturday.
According to the police, more than 30 activists of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) Friday night blew up the building in Mahdand village of Palamau district, around 190 km from here, by using detonators.

No one was injured in the incident.

Panchayat community buildings are used for meetings of village level elected representatives.

In another incident, Maoist rebels blew up a government building in Lathear district.

The CPI-Maoist had called a strike Saturday in Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa to protest against the arrest of four of their central committee members. The strike affected life in the rural areas of the state. Long-distance buses also did not ply.

Due to the strike the Jharkhand Academic Council postponed the 10th and 12 class board examinations Saturday.

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