Maoists fired indiscriminately at a police station in Giridih, blew up a building and set on fire trucks on the Grand Trunk road in the wee hours on Thursday to protest the arrest of their two associates. A group of armed Maoists attacked the Pirtand Police station around 0100 hrs and started firing at random, Superintendent of Police, A V Homker, said.
The security forces returned the fire, he said, adding that there were no casualties. A couple of blasts
The police said the Maoists were protesting the arrests of two of their hardcore associates, Muktar Ansari and Dasrath Manjhi in Giridih on Wednesday. In stepped up anti-Naxal operations, police have apprehended several Maoists across the state while about ten ultras have surrendered since July.