Abducted railway employees released in Orissa

Last Updated: Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 09:41

Rourkela: Five railway employees were released on Friday, a day after they were abducted by suspected Maoists from Orissa`s Sundargarh district.

The employees at Topadihi railway station, including assistant station master Upendra Kumar, have been released by the ultras and they are on their way back to Topadihi, about 65 km from here, a senior police officer said.

After being abducted during a series of attacks by Maoists in Bonai area of the district early yesterday, they were believed to have been taken to a hideout in dense Saranda forest in the neighbouring Jharkhand, police said.

Station superintendent N N Majhi, token porter R N Mahato, cabinmen Md Taz and S C Majhi were others released today.

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First Published: Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 09:41

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