Released train all set to leave for Delhi from Bashthala

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Bashthala (West Bengal) / New Delhi, Oct 27 (ANI): The Delhi bound Bubaneshwar Rajdhani Express, which was abducted and released by the pro - Maoist organisations, is all set to start from the Bashthala railway station.

According to Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, the relief train has already reached the spot and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has taken control of the train.

"The state police have reached the spot and the train has been secured," said Chidambaram.

"The released train will move in the next few minutes. The train is safe and all the passengers are safe," he added.

Chidambaram, also denied reports that there were any exchange of fire with the red ultras who had abducted the driver and assistant driver of the train.

"I would like the media to show some restraint. Don't report rumours. A civilian driver has been injured. There was no exchange of fire. No CRPF person has been injured," he said.

A medical team is also accompanying the relief train.

Meanwhile, the Railway ministry has suspended all the trains on the Jhernram-Sardia route till further orders. (ANI)

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