15/02/2016 9:47 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

Naxals Blow Up Block Office In Bihar's Jamui District

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Indian paramilitary soldiers patrol during 'Operation Green Hunt' near the jungles of Lathehar, some 188 kilometers (118 miles) northwest of Ranchi on March 18, 2010. A major drive has been launched to flush out Maoist rebels, also known as Naxals, from their strongholds in West Bengal and Jharkhand state under the operation. The rebels have fought for more than four decades in several Indian states, demanding land and jobs for agricultural laborers and the poor. About 2,000 people, including police, militants and civilians, have been killed in violence over the past few years. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)

JAMUI -- The Naxalites, who have called for a 48-hour bandh in Bihar and Jharkhand, blew up a block office in Jamui district today.

The Naxals had called for a bandh on 15 and 16 February over the killing of their commander Chirag Da, who was gunned down by Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) in an encounter.

The dreaded Naxal Commander, who carried a reward of Rs 25 lakh in Jharkhand and Rs 5 lakh in Bihar, was killed, while the Police Superintendent (operation) Deevakar Narain Pandey survived with a splinter injury in the encounter in a dense forest under Charka Pathar police station in the district.

Chirag Da was the chief of the Military Wing of Poorvi Bihar and Poorvottar Jharkhand special rea committee.

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