Maoists blow up rail track, mobile tower in Jharkhand

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Ranchi, Aug 24 (ANI): Maoists blew up a railway track in Latehar and a mobile phone tower in Palamau district in Jharkhand as they began their 48-hour shutdown in five state on Monday.

According to the police, about 20 left-wing ultras blew up the railway tracks between Kumundi and Hehegada railway station in Latehar district, around 140 km from Ranchi, late on Sunday night.

According to railway authorities, the repair work may be completed by Monday evening.

In another incident, around 20 to 30 CPI-Maoist blasted a mobile tower at Tukbera village of Palamau district, around 190 km from Ranchi, early on Monday morning.

No one was injured in the incident.

CPI-Maoist has called a two-day strike in five states-Jharkhand, Orissa, Bihar, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh-to protest against the alleged arrest of two senior members of the CPI Maoist. (ANI)

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