Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Maoists attack railway station

Tuesday August 28 2007 07:24 IST
ROURKELA: Maoists on Monday attacked Topadihi railway station master’s office located on the Orissa- Jharkhand border and asked the SM not to allow any train to run on the route.

Police said a group of Maoists reached Topadihi railway station under K Balang police station of Sundargarh district, about 110 km from here, and assaulted its station master.


They reportedly had wanted the SM to detain iron ore ferrying goods trains. The railway line, passing through forests, is mainly used to carry raw material from the Kalta captive iron ore mines to the Rourkela Steel Plant.

The ultras also threatened the official with dire consequences if he failed to carry out their diktat. A few months back, the Maoists had burnt two diesel locomotives at the same station.

Sundargarh SP S Ravi Kumar said a police team from K Balang had left for Topadihi

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