Rlys lodges FIR against Bihar MP stalling trains

Railways has lodged an FIR against a Bihar MP and 13 others for "obstructing rail traffic".

Kolkata/Guwahati: Railways has lodged an FIR
against a Bihar MP and 13 others, including some local MLAs,
for "obstructing rail traffic" that affected services in the
North East Frontier Railway network.

"We have lodged an FIR against Asraful Haq, sitting MP
from Kishenganj, and 13 others, including some MLAs from
Kishenganj and adjoining areas, for obstructing rail traffic
at Kishenganj yesterday," a source in the Northeast Frontier
Railway said.

Protesters, led by Congress MPs Haq and Deepa Dasmunsi
and local MLAs from Kishenganj and West Bengal`s Raiganj
districts, squatted on the tracks disrupting movement of
trains between Panjipara and Hatwar railway stations.

They were demanding immediate transfer of land by the
Bihar government to the Aligarh Muslim University for its
proposed study centre.

The FIR lodged with the Government Railway Police at
Kishenganj also named 500 `unknown persons` who were involved
in the rail blockade.

In Guwahati, officials said rail and road links to the
northeast through Kishenganj on the North East Frontier
Railway sector have resumed.

"The blockade was lifted and both rail and road links
have been restored since midnight," NF Railway CPRO S Hajong

Rail traffic in the Katihar division of the NFR, which
remained stalled for over 12 hours, was returning to normal,
sources said.


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