Maoist rebels opened fire and exploded bombs at a brick kiln near Mahishaur village under Jandaha police station area in Vaishali district late last night after the owner refused to pay extortion money. Police said here that around 15 armed extremists of CPI (Maoist) attacked the brick kiln, fired in the air and exploded bombs to create fear among those present at the spot.
The rebels also thrashed the employees and labourers and set aflame three tractors to protest refusal of brick kiln owner Bindeshwar Rai to pay extortion money to them.
Before making good their escape, the ultras left behind some pamphlets at the spot threatening the kiln owner with dire consequences if he did not cough up the money immediately. An FIR had been lodged against unknown Maoists and a manhunt launched.UNI XC DH PL SW AS1418
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