One policeman was injured in the gun fight with the Maoists after the rebels attacked the camp of a road construction company and burnt 30 vehicles and equipments worth around Rs 30 crore at Morandi, about eight km from here, witness´ said in Hazaribagh on Sunday. Around 200 armed Maoists, including women cadres, last night surrounded the Mumbai-based road construction company's camp, before setting fire to five Miller machines, eight Hiwas (used in road construction) and eight tankers, one Batching Plant, a DG Set, besides other equipment.
The police immediately rushed to the spot and in the gunfight a havaldar, Anand Mohan Das, was injured and the Maoists snatched his carbine as Das got separated from the police force in the darkness.
The Mumbai-based company was engaged in the Rs 5000 crore construction of four-lane on the Nh-33 between Hazaribagh and Ramgarh from September 2010.
Rajesh Kumar, Manager of the Project estimated the loss at Rs 30 crore.