*Picture shows burning coalfields at Bachra railway siding of the CCL in Chatra district of Jharkhand
Maoists seem to be regaining ground in Jharkhand. The latest incident took place last night at the Central Coalfields Ltd's railway siding at Bachra under the Piparwar police station in Chatra district.
They opened fire and set ablaze two vehicles-one coal loader and a dumper-, police said on Friday.
"After landing at the Bachra railway siding, they opened innumerable rounds of fire and set afire one coal loader and a dumper. This caused panic. All staff of the CCL and other workers who were present there fled", said Dy.SP Asutosh Satyam who was in command of the area.
Satyam and a section of the police who had reached the site after getting information miles away at Tandwa tried to extinguish the fire. Today, Ranchi SSP ASP(Operation) Nigam Prasad had reached the site. However, no arrest was made so far.