Jharkhand: Maoists damage slabs under tracks
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Last Updated: Thursday, June 16, 2011, 12:14
Medininagar (Jharkhand): Maoists damaged some slabs under railway tracks and torched a generator set of a private mobile tower in Palamau district as the banned outfit began its 24-hour shutdown in Jharkhand, Bihar and north Chhattisgarh at midnight.

"The Maoists tried to blast the tracks, but only two slabs of the tracks got damaged near Mohammad Ganj Railway Station. It was repaired within 15 minutes in the early hours and railway services continued normally with police patrolling," Palamau district police chief Anup T Mathew told reporters here.

He said the Maoists also set fire to the generator of a mobile tower of a private telecom company in the same area.

The Maoists have called the shutdown in the three states to protest the recent arrest of its politburo member Jagdish Master in Bihar.

Several long-route buses and trucks have withdrawn services to prevent any untoward incident as national highways touch several Maoist pockets in Jharkhand, according to reports.

Adequate police deployment at strategic locations have been made to thwart Maoist violence, the police said.


First Published: Thursday, June 16, 2011, 12:14

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