Jhargram (WB): Maoists blew up a railway
track near Midnapore town in West Midnapore district on Tuesday,
disrupting train services in the Kharagpur division, as the
bandh called by them in three states entered the second day.
Rail slippers were blown off and a huge crater was
created below the tracks at Puturia between Midnapore and
Bhadutala stations due to the impact of the blast, police
Railway officials, police, bomb squad officials and
other security forces have rushed to the spot and repair work
Several express trains including Nilachal Express and
Chakradharpur Passenger have been stopped at various stations
on the track that connects Jamshedpur with Howrah.
The bandh called in West Bengal, Orissa and Jharkhand
has been complete in the predominantly tribal inhabited
Jhargram sub-division of West Midnapore district after Maoists
threatened several shop-owners by firing in the air.
No vehicle was seen on the roads in the area,