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Jharkhand: Engine of goods train put on fire by Naxals in Bokaro district

The Signals And Communication Setup Of A Railway Station And The Engine Of A Goods Train In Bokaro District Of Jharkhand Were Put On Fire By Suspected Naxals On Friday.

PTI | Updated on: 26 May 2017, 11:44:31 AM
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The signals and communication setup of a railway station and the engine of a goods train in Bokaro district of Jharkhand were put on fire by suspected Naxals on Friday.

Officials said the incident occurred at about 11:30 PM last night at the Dumri Bihar Railway Station after which a team of CRPF and state police personnel were rushed to the spot.

“The Maoists burnt down the signals and communication set of the station and partially damaged the engine of a goods train stationed there by putting it on fire. Security forces under the command of CRPF have been rushed to the spot,” a senior officer said.

The Maoists also pasted hand bills against the state government in the station premises, the officer added.

A team of the 26th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Bokaro police have reached the spot, he added.

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First Published : 26 May 2017, 11:40:00 AM