Maoist bandh affects train services

Unidentified Naxalites set on fire a mobile tower in Bihar`s naxal-infested Aurangabad district in the early hours on Sunday

Last Updated: Dec 04, 2011, 13:27 PM IST

Aurangabad: As a two-day Bharat
bandh called by the Maoists began on Sunday, unidentified
Naxalites set on fire a mobile tower in Bihar`s naxal-infested
Aurangabad district in the early hours on Sunday, police said.

The naxalites, said to be about a dozen of them,
stormed into Suhi village under Kutumba police station area
and set on fire the mobile tower of private operator Airtel,
police said.

A case has been registered in this connection and
raids were being carried out to nab the ultras, they said.

Meanwhile, railway service in Aurangabad district was
hit badly and several passenger trains running through the
district cancelled after the Maoists blew tracks in
neighbouring Jharkhand, railway sources said.

Hundreds of passengers were stranded at Sone Nagar,
Bagaha-Bishunpur, Korha, Bakri Salaiyya and Navinagar Road in
the district since Sunday night due to cancellation of several
trains in this route, the sources said.

PTI