Maoist bandh: 1killed in WB, railways hit in Bihar

Maoists shot dead a man in West Bengal and set off a blast partially damaging tracks in Bihar on the second day of their two-day bandh in six states.

Updated: Sep 14, 2010, 11:21 AM IST

Kolkata/Patna: Maoists shot dead a man in
West Bengal and set off a blast partially damaging tracks in
Bihar on the second day of their two-day bandh in six states.

The body of the unidentified man was found this
morning. He had been assaulted before being shot dead at
Jhargram town in West Midnapore district in West Bengal,
police sources said.

Posters left beside the body by Maoists said that the
man was affiliated to the CPI(M) and a police informer, the
sources said.

In Bihar, Maoists triggered a blast on railway tracks
damaging it partially near Chausima village on the
Muzaffarpur-Samastipur section of the East Central Railway in
Muzaffarpur district in the early morning, police sources
said.

The tracks were repaired and traffic on the section
restored.

A carbine and five round of ammunition were found
beside the tracks, the sources said.

Yesterday, the Maoists had killed nine - two policemen
in Chhattisgarh, five CPI(M) supporters in West Bengal and a
chowkidar in Jharkhand.

The bandh was called in West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa,
Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, besides Gadchiroli,
Bhandara and Chadrapur districts of Maharashtra and Balaghat
district of Madhya Pradesh by top Maoist leader Kishenji.

The shutdown was called to press for a probe into the
death of top Naxal leader Cherakuri Rajkumar alias Azad who
was killed in an encounter with the police on July 2 in
Adilabad district of Andhra Pradesh.

PTI