Hajipur (PTI): Armed maoists attacked the control room of a mobile tower with bombs at village Anwarpur under Sarai police station in Bihar's Vaishali district early Thursday morning to enforce their 24-hour bandh in North Bihar to protest against alleged atrocities on their top leaders lodged in Central Jail in Bhagalpur.
Superintendent of Police (Vaishali) Parasnath said over 100 ultras threw bombs at the control room of a private mobile company and partially damaged it.
One live bomb and some naxal papers were recovered by police from the spot, Parasnath said.
The outlawed CPI (Maoist) has called the bandh to protest against alleged atrocities perpetrated by the authorities on its top leaders lodged in Bhagalpur Central Jail.
According to reports, a senior leader of the maoists Rampravesh Baitha alias Satish Ji alias Rakesh Ji was allegedly assaulted by the jail authorities and policemen. It was also being alleged that the naxalite leader was not being treated properly in the jail hospital.
Baitha, secretary of Uttrakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Uttar Bihar area committee of the ultra-left outfit, was arrested from Patna on May 9 last year.