Naxals attack Masudan railway station in Bihar, abduct assistant station master, government staff

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New Delhi | Updated: December 20, 2017 12:10:03 PM

As per TV reports, a group of Naxals, have burnt down the communication room of the station and have also abducted five railways employees.

Naxals torch station property, abduct government employees

The Naxals attacked the Masudan Railway station in Bihar late Tuesday night. As per reports, around 15 Maoists including women attacked Masudan railway station at around 2 AM, said Kripasagar, SHO of GRP police station at Jamalpur. They caught hold of ASM Mukesh Kumar and porter Nirendra Mandal and took them away. The left-wingg extremists also set ablaze the signalling panel and threw official papers into the fire, the SHO said. He said railway traffic was disrupted on Jamalpur-Kiul section for about an hour due to torching of the signalling panel. Movement of trains was restored after the fire was extinguished. As per ANI tweet, Assistant Station Master and one other railway staff have been abducted by the Naxals. No official statement has come as yet.

In the latest update on the incident, the abducted Assistant Station Master of Masudan Railway Station called up Maldah DRM saying Naxals have threatened to kill them if trains continue plying on Masudan track. An alert has also been issued for the passengers. Rajesh Kumar, CPRO Eastern Railway, said, “Eastern Railway detains 3 trains in Kiul-Jamalpur-Bhagalpur section of Malda Division in the light of naxal attack at Masudan Railway Station, services have once again been stopped at Kiul point.”

The attack comes on a day when Maoists had called for a 24-hour bandh across Bihar and neighbouring Jharkhand in protest against operations against them.

The visuals of the horrific incident show completely charred station office turning the walls black. SEE PICS:-

Naxals torch the station property
The office gets charred due to the fire

Amidst the apprehensions of a Naxal attack, the passengers are requested to take other alternatives as a precautionary measure.

(More details are awaited on the incident)

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