Suspected PLFI extremists set ablaze two vehicles and a JCB machine of a road construction company near the Bautiya village under the Tamar police station area on Wednesday.
The extremists also threatened the company’s workers of dire consequences as they gathered at the spot seeing the burning vehicles.
The assets belonged to Sai Construction Company which is engaged in building a road between Bauitya and Ulidih.
The company’s clerk Ram Udgar Yadav informed that a dozen of miscreants came to the company’s camp at around 2 AM on Wednesday night and set the assets on fire.
He said hearing the noise he along with other workers reached the spot but extremists forced them to flee away by issuing life threats.
The extremists also stuck posters at a few places before leaving the spot. The rural SP Ajit Peter Dungdung and other police officials later visited the place of crime to carry out the investigation.
“We are not yet sure that the PLFI were behind the act. It could be the works other criminals as well. Police are carrying out searches in area,” said the Rural SP.