Timeline of Maoist attacks on trains in India

Here`s a timeline of major Maoist attacks on trains in India.

Last Updated: Jun 13, 2013, 18:38 PM IST

New Delhi: The following is a timeline of major Maoist attacks on trains in India:

  • April 22, 2009: Maoists hijack a train with at least 300 people on board in Jharkhand and force it to run to Latehar district before fleeing.
  • October 27, 2009: Maoists detain the Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express for eight hours during a bandh called by the People`s Committee Against Police Atrocities in West Bengal.
  • November 2009: Maoists blow up railway tracks in Simdega district in Jharkhand derailing a passenger train, killing two people and injuring 38 people.
  • May 19, 2010: Maoists trigger landmine blast on railway tracks near Jhargram in West Bengal`s West Midnapore district injuring two drivers of a goods train and leaving the engine damaged.
  • May 20, 2010: Fourteen oil tankers of a goods train derail and catch fire after the Maoists blow up railway lines between Dighwara and Pipra stations in Bihar under Muzaffarpur-Narkatiyaganj section of the East Central Railway.
  • May 22, 2010: Two people, including a policeman, travelling in the Tatanagar-bound Steel Express, injured in the crossfire between the Maoists and joint forces in West Midnapore district.
  • May 28, 2010: Maoists derail the Jnaneswari Express in the West Midnapore district of West Bengal, causing its collision with another train, resulting in the death of at least 141 passengers.
  • June 13, 2013: Maoists attack a passenger train in Bihar`s Jamui district on Thursday afternoon, killing a railway police personnel and two passengers.