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Maoists damage railway property at two places

Written by: Staff

Patna, Apr 26 (UNI) CPI (Maoist) activists blew up railway tracks and a cabin in Jamui and Munger districts today paralysing rail services, official sources said today.

A Munger report quoting Deputy Inspector General of Police (Munger range) Shatrughan Prasad Singh said about 50 Maoists blew the UP rail track and adjoining signalling system by dynamite near the eastern cabin of Dashrathpur railway station under Jamalpur-Kiul section of Eastern railway this morning.

After the explosion, the damaged tracks were found 20 meters away from the spot.

The extremists blew up the tracks through a remote control device from a distance of 200 meters. An FIR had been filed with the Jamalpur railway police station in this connection.

Train services were paralysed for six hours following the incident.

but movement of trains had been restored since then.

The cabin man saved himself by hiding in bushes, a police officer told UNI.

UP Upper India Express, UP Sampark Kranti Express and UP DMU trains were stranded at Jamalpur railway station following the incident.

A Jamui report quoting railway sources said the Maoists blew up a railway cabin at Narganjo station on Danapur-Howrah route of East Central railway in the district in wee hours today.

About 25 armed CPI (Maoist) ultras attacked the Narganjo railway station around midnight and blasted the cabin with dynamite reducing it to rubbles.

The ultras, however, asked the station master and cabin man to vacate it before engineering the explosion.

Communication network of the railway was snapped following the explosion leading to disruption of train services on the route.

No casualty had been reported in the explosion.


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