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Maoists blast 2 mobile phone towers in Jharkhand

Jun 17, 2011

Maoist guerrillas blew up two mobile phone towers in Jharkhand's Palamau district during a 24-hour shutdown called by them to protest the arrest of one of their top leaders, police said Friday.

According to the police, the two towers, situated under Hunterganj police station , were blasted by the Maoist guerrillas late Thursday. The generator rooms were also set on fire.
No one was injured in the incident, police said.

Maoists also torched two trucks early Friday in Bihar.

Maoist guerrillas had blasted a mobile phone tower of a private company situated at Mali village of Palamau district early Thursday.

They had called a 24-hour shutdown Thursday to protest the arrest of Jagdish Yadav alias Jagdish Master, politburo member of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist). He was arrested June 12 from Gaya.