Saturday, February 06, 2010

Maoists blow up rail tracks in Bihar during 72-hour bandh

Press Trust Of India
Jamui (Bihar), February 07, 2010
First Published: 09:17 IST(7/2/2010)
Last Updated: 10:28 IST(7/2/2010)

Maoists blew up railway tracks to enforce their 72-hour bandh near Rajla station on Jhaja-Jasidih section of East Central Railway in Bihar's Jamui district, officials said today.

"About 40 Maoist guerrillas blew up the UP and DOWN tracks late last night between Rajla and Narganjo railway halts near Kahba bridge, affecting the movement of several long-distance and local trains," Additional Director General of Police (Headquarters) U S Dutt told PTI in Patna.
A stretch of 2.5 feet of UP line and five feet DOWN line were damaged by the impact of the blast, railway sources said.
While jawans of GRP, RPF and local police have reached the site, Divisional Railway Manager of Asansol, D K Gaien have also rushed to the spot in a special van to oversee the repair work, official sources said.
Maoists have called the bandh in Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh today to protest proposed "Operation Green Hunt" to be launched by Centre against the Maoists.

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