In a press release issued by the political commissioner Anil and platoon commander Asim of the Maoist forces in the eastern sector, sub-division 3, the Maoists claimed responsibility for the attack on the house of minister Surendra Choudhary. The attack, they said, took place because the minister was corrupt and was harassing people in the surrounding areas. The Maoists destroyed the house worth almost Rs 2.5 million, and looted Rs 270,000 in cash, 40 silver coins, 2 kg of silver, 3 tolas of gold, 2 guns, cartridges and other documents. The rebels also took with them the minister's father, mother, sister and some other people, but released them later.
The Maoists also stated that in retaliation police have moved into the area and are harassing the people. They warned that if the local people are not left alone then they would be forced to resort to some action again.