FIR in Rajdhani hostage case has no mention of Maoists

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Kolkata, Oct. 29 (ANI): The First Information Report that was filed against the hijackers of the Rajdhani Express didn't have any mention of any Maoists or the armed wing of the People's Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCPA).

The FIR filed by the Railway authorities in Midnapore's Rajdhani hostage case is being seen as a move to shield the Maoists.

The FIR was lodged with the Jhargram GRP.

The railways on Thursday filed an FIR against "unknown persons" for holding up the train, "heckling passengers" and preventing staff from "discharging their duties for a long time".

The move is being questioned over why Mamata Banerjee's Railways Ministry has not mentioned any names in the FIR when the Maoists and the PCPA had claimed responsibility for the hijack of the train.

According to sources, although famous PCAPA member Santosh Patra was among the crowd, railway officials didn't register any case gainst him, saying, "Who will identify them? We do not know any of them?" (ANI)

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