Pro-Maoist group releases train, passengers safe: Chidambaram

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Bashthala (West Bengal), Oct.27 (ANI): Activists of the pro-Maoist group, the People's Committee against Police Atrocities (PCPA) have released the New Delhi-bound Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express late on Tuesday evening.

According to Railway Ministry, the train will come to Delhi in the protection of the central police forces.

The pro -Maoist group abducted the train in the afternoon.

Speaking to the media, Home Minister P Chidambaram said all the passengers in the train are safe.

He added that the Central Reserve police Force (CRPF) and state police have reached the spot and the area has been secured.

Chidambaram also said a special relief train has been sent from the nearest station to the spot of the incident.

Earlier, both Chidambaram and West Bengal Chief Minister Budhadeb Bhattacharjee took a firm stand to not release any of the activists demanded by the pro -Maoist groups.

The pro- Maoists were made to toe down and release the train after a five hour-long abduction drama (ANI)

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