Train services hit after Maoist attack in Jharkhand
Train services on the Gomoh-Barkakana section of East Central Railway were disrupted after Maoists set ablaze Dumri Bihar Railway station, an engine and valuable railway equipment, the police on Friday said.
The incident happened within East Central Railway's Dhanbad division last night.
Where around 100 Maoists carrying firearms arrived at the station.
They forced the employees to leave and then they burnt the station, an engine of a goods train and valuable railway equipment kept at the station, railway sources said.
Trains such as Gomo-Barkakana Passenger, Ahmedabad-Howrah Express, Jabalpur-Howrah Shaktipunj Express were stranded for several hours, sources said.
The DIG (Bokaro) Saket Kumar Singh along with Superintendent of Police Y S Ramesh and Divisional Railway Manager (Dhanbad) rushed to the spot to investigate the incident.
YS Ramesh said all the possible routes used by Maoists to move around were sealed. In addition, a massive search operation was launched to track down them.
Ramesh said the ultras had plan to trigger a blast and had planted 40 can bombs in a series to cause damage to the security personnel.
But the security personnel defused the bomb after getting a confidential information in this regard, he said.