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Maoists blow up railway track in Dhanbad

Last Updated: Monday, December 5, 2011 - 10:51

Dhanbad: Maoists blew up a railway track in
Dhanbad rail division, disrupting train services in Jharkhand
as the two-day nationwide bandh called by the banned CPI
(Maoist) entered the second day on Monday.

The Maoists exploded IEDs on the tracks between Nishitpur
and Matari railway stations late Sunday night, according to
Divisional Operative Manager Ved Prakash.

The impact of the explosion also damaged overhead wires,
he said, adding the explosion took place after
Dhanbad-Kharagpur passenger train crossed the tracks around 11

Over 30 trains were stranded at different places with
some being diverted, he said, adding train services were
expected to resume around noon after the repair work.
Divisional Railway Manager Sudhir Kumar and other senior
railway officials have reached the spot

Meanwhile, long distance buses and trucks continued to
stay off the roads to avoid any untoward incidents during the
bandh even as police patrolling was intensified on NH and
other important places, according police sources.


First Published: Monday, December 5, 2011 - 10:47

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