Naxals on Friday torched a signal set and communication system and partially damaged engine of goods train at Dumri Vihar railway station in Bokaro, Jharkhand, news agency ANI reported. The incident happened at around 11.30 pm on Thursday.

The Maoist militants attacked the Dumri Vihar railway station and damaged equipments and other instruments kept at the station, police sources said. 

The Maoists left behind a pamphlet that said they were opposing the amendments made to the two state land acts — the Chhota Nagpur Tenancy Act and the Santhal Pargana Tenancy Act that facilitate the use of agriculture land for non-agricultural purposes.

The Civil Police said that they received information on Friday morning about the vandalisation of a train engine by the Naxals at Dumri Bihar railway station.

Soon after the incident happened, Commandant 26 Bn CRPF and Superintendent of Police (SP) Bokaro left for the incident site. Meanwhile, police have launched an investigation to probe the incident.

On May 19, two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans were injured in a blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s worst insurgency-hit Sukma district.

The attack took place when a patrolling team of CRPF jawans was out on duty. They were immediately taken to the district headquarters for medical care.

(With IANS inputs)

First Published | 26 May 2017 9:36 AM
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