Naxals burn down railway signals room, train engine in Jharkhand's Bokaro

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

Published: 26th May 2017 11:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th May 2017 11:35 AM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

RANCHI: Suspected Naxals set on fire signals and communication setup of a railway station and the engine of a goods train in Bokaro district of Jharkhand.

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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