Friday, June 20, 2008

Extremists blast railway track in Gumla, Jharkhand

Gumla (Jharkhand), Jun 20 (PTI) Activists of the People's Liberation Front of India blew up a railway track near Pokla station here during the day-long bandh called by the outfit in Jharkhand, Bihar, Orissa and Chhattisgarh to protest police action against naxalites.

The activists of the banned extremist outfit used explosives to blow up the track around 3 am, Gumla Superintendent of Police Baljeet said.

Five rear wagons were derailed as the activists triggered the blast when the goods train was moving slowly, he said, adding train services between Ranchi and Rourkela were disrupted following the damage to the tracks.

Efforts were on to repair the tracks and restore train services.

The PLFI is observing the bandh in the four states to protest against "corruption, increasing price rise and action against naxalites". PTI

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