Maoist strike disrupts train services in West Bengal

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Midnapore (WB), Sep 28 (ANI): The indefinite strike called by the People's Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCPA), a forum sympathising with the Maoist movement, has hit train services here on Monday.

Several express trains were halted at various junctions in Medinipur district to prevent any kind of mishap in the wake of Maoist shutdown call.

The stranded passengers complained of not being informed by the Railway authorities about the strike and expressed regretted over the inability of the State Government in dealing with the Maoist menace.

"The Railway Ministry has made no arrangement for us, neither have they made any announcement about it. The State Government is also not doing anything about it. It is causing us a lot of harassment and trouble. Patients, who are going to Tata Medical, are suffering because of this strike. Railway Ministry hasn't provided any food, water, security or anything." said Nirmal Biswas, a passenger.

The ultras left pamphlets, leaflets and banners on the railway tracks.

The members of the PCPA are demanding the withdrawal of the joint forces in various districts of West Bengal.

Meanwhile, police officials in Jhargram district on Monday arrested six Maoists from Bhulabheda village of Belpahari area during a search operation.

One fire arm, two landmines and ammunition were recovered from them. (ANI)

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