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Maoists blow up track,mobile tower in Jharkhand

Maoists on Monday blew up a railway track in Latehar,about an hour after the Rajdhani Express crossed the stretch.

Written by Agencies | Latehar (jharkhand) |
August 24, 2009 10:21:16 am

Maoists on Monday blew up a railway track in Latehar,about an hour after the Rajdhani Express crossed the stretch,and bombed a mobile tower in neighbouring Palamu district during a 48-hour bandh called by them in five states,including Jharkhand.

Train services were disrupted between Barwadih-Barkakana route following the incident.

About 20 ultras blasted the track between Kumundi and Hehegarha railway stations,about 150 km from Ranchi,Latehar Railway station master P N Tiwari said here.

The blast occurred after the Rajdhani Express crossed the spot at 5:30 am. The blast took place around 6:30 am.

Latehar Superintendent of Police Kuldeep Diwedi said the blast was not targeted at any train.

In a separate incident in neighbouring Palamau,the Maoists blew up a mobile tower early this morning.

About 50 armed Naxalites reached the site of the tower situated on Aurangabad-Medininagar route in the district,stuffed explosives before blowing it up,Deputy Superintendent of Police Brajmohan Paswan,said here.

The blast left a big crater on the spot,about 200 km from Ranchi,he added.

The CPI (Maoist) have said in a release that they have enforced the two-day shut down in Jharkhand,Orissa,West Bengal,Bihar and Chhattisgarh following the arrest of two of its senior members a couple of days ago in Bihar.

The police,however,have not confirmed their arrest.

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