Telangana bandh: Two coaches of train set afire, no casualties

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 19:08

Warangal (AP): A group of pro-Telangana
activists allegedly set afire two coaches of a passenger train
between KSamudram and Thallapusanapalli stations this
afternoon, though no one was injured, a South Central Railway
official said.

Pro-Telangana activists are observing a bandh in the
region. A group of protesters stopped the Manguru Passenger
train (Train No.358) at around 1540 hrs and set ablaze one of
the coaches, after making the passengers get down.
"Some agitators set fire to a coach of the passenger
train and it spread to another coach, however, no passenger is
hurt as all passengers had alighted from the coach," SCR Chief
Public Relations Officer, Chandrima Roy said.
Fire-dousing was going on, she said.

Agitators had allegedly removed fish plates of the
railway track at Hasanaparthy in the district yesterday.
To intensify the agitation for separate statehood for the
region, the Telangana Joint Action Committee is observing a
two-day bandh in all 10 districts of Telangana since
yesterday, demanding introduction of separate Telangana Bill
in the ongoing budget session of Parliament.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 19:08

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