Maoist rebels set ablaze six vehicles of a private road construction company in Jharkhand’s Garwah district on Sunday.

Police said 10 to 12 armed Maoists raided the company’s camp office in Ghghari village of Garwah early on Sunday, beat up the sleeping staff, poured diesel on vehicles involved in road construction work and set them on fire.

The six vehicles included two road-rollers and two JCBs.

Refusal to pay the ‘levy’ to the rebels is said to be the reason for the attack.

A month ago, an engineer of the same company was abducted by Maoists.

Maoist rebels are active in 18 of the state’s 24 districts.

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