A group of Maoists,who attacked a police station in Gumla district in the wee hours,were forced to flee after being counter attacked by the police,as the banned outfit sponsored 48-hour bandh in Jharkhand and Bihar entered its final day on Sunday.
The Maoists fired at the Chenpur police station after 1 am. A strong retaliatory action by the police forced them to flee,the police said. No policeman was injured.
Giridih Superintendent of Police A V Homkar said a bomb was found fitted on the railway track between Chebro and Choudharybag halts in Giridih district. The bomb was later defused. Some trains were held up for some hours,he said. Maoists called the bandh after observing a Protest Week following the killing of some top leaders at Chatra on March 28 by their rival,the Trititya Prastuti Committee (TPC).