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Cell towers torched in Jharakhand

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GIRIDIH: Maoists blew up a cell phone tower and torched a further just one in Jharkhand‘s Giridih district in the early hrs of Saturday, law enforcement mentioned.

The incidents marked the 1st working day of the “resistance week” staying observed by the Maoists to protest the arrest of their major leader Prashant Bose, a law enforcement officer mentioned.

The Maoists at initially torched an Airtel tower in Khukhra law enforcement station region, he reported.

It was ascertained that two Maoists arrived at the place on a motorbike and set the tower on hearth, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) of Dumri Manoj Kumar explained.

About 1 am, the Maoists blew up an Plan tower with bombs in Madhuban, a pilgrimage web site of Jains, he said.

“The Maoists are indulging in these kinds of violence out of desperation as they have lost their ground,” Kumar reported.

Anti-Maoist procedure in the region was intensified adhering to the incidents, the officer claimed.

Prashant Bose alias Kishan Da, carrying a bounty of Rs 1 crore, was arrested in Jharkhand together with his wife Sheela Marandi, the Jharkhand Law enforcement verified in November.

Bose, the secretary of the CPI (Maoist) eastern regional bureau, was in cost of Maoist actions in many states, together with Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal, as per police.

To protest his arrest, the Maoists are observing the “resistance 7 days”. They have also specified shutdown calls in Bihar and Jharkhand on January 27.

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