Ranchi, April 8: Work on construction of an electric sub-station was temporarily halted at Jargaon village in Bero police station area of Ranchi after extremists owing allegiance to the Peoplesí Liberation Front of India (PLFI) torched three trucks parked at the site in the wee hours today.
Posters pasted on boundary walls bore the PLFI stamp, demanding that all work at the construction site in Bero, around 40km from the district headquarters, be stopped immediately.
According to sources in the police, the incident took place after midnight when a group of armed extremists raided the village before heading to the construction site of the sub-station.
Ranchi city superintendent of police Ranjit Kumar Prasad, however, said that investigations were on to establish the PLFI link behind the incident.
Sources said miscreants, who were not part of any rebel outfit, were known to often use the name of the extremists to ensure their supremacy in a region, especially in order to extract a higher levy from contractors working in the area.
Police sources revealed that similar posters were found pasted outside a police thana in Ranchi today, but investigations later failed to draw any link to rebel groups. Police said the posters were stuck by ordinary criminals, adding that investigations were on.