Bihar: Ahead of panchayat elections, Naxals blow up school building in Jamui serving as polling boothhttps://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/naxals-blow-up-part-of-school-in-bihars-jamui-2766548/

Bihar: Ahead of panchayat elections, Naxals blow up school building in Jamui serving as polling booth

However, no casualty reported thus far. Police said they were investigating the case.

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Naxals blow up part of school in Jamui (Bihar),panchayat poll voting was to take place in school on April 24. (Source: ANI photo)

An explosion, allegedly by Naxals, at Bhandra village in Bihar’s Jamui district, damaged a building of an upgraded middle school where polling booth has been set up for Sunday’s panchayat polls in the state, a police officer said.

Simultalla SHO Aswhini Kumar said that eastern and northern side of verandah of the school building was partially damaged in the blast carried out by naxalites late last night in the village falling in Chakai block of the district.

Kumar took stock of the situation following the blast, after the villagers informed the police.

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Some explosive material has been found around 50 metres away from the school building premises, the SHO said.

Panchayat polls are scheduled for tomorrow in Chakai block of the district and a polling station number 128 has been set up in the school.

Chakai Block Development Officer-cum-Returning Officer Rajiv Ranjan made it clear that voting would be carried out at polling station in the school.

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