Ranchi, Feb 10thMonday night blew up the ancestral house of an assistant jailer in the state's , charging him with torturing jailed rebels.
According to witness', more than 100 PLGA Maoists of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) Monday night came to the house of Chandrashekhar Dagi in Lembugua village of Chatra district, around 190 km from Ranchi. Dagi is posted in Hazaribagh central jail as assistant jailer.
The Maoists asked all the people inside to come out before blowing up the house. Dagi's mother and cousin were present in the house. No one was injured in the incident, though the house was completely destroyed.
The Maoist said Dagi was torturing rebels in Hazaribagh central jail.
In Jharkhand, Maoists are active in 18 of the 24 districts of the state.