Kolkata: The station master and a railway porter were today allegedly abducted by Maoists from the Naraganjo railway station between Madhupur and JhaJha in Bihar.
Around 6-7 train services on the Howrah-Delhi Main line were disrupted after the incident.
Eastern railway sources here said the station master and the porter were abducted at around 1030 hours allegedly by a group of Maoists.
A spokesperson for Indian Railways told CNN IBN that as per the information they had presently the abductors had arrived at the station by road and abducted the two railway personnel. The personnel were reportedly taken into the jungle and police are now conducting combing operations in an effort to look for them. However police reportedly still have no leads on as to where the two may have been taken.
He said that the railway services have resumed on the line.
Giving details, Jamalpur’s Railway Police Superintendent Amitabh Das said the Maoists abducted station master Vijay Kumar and porter Dukhan Mahto at gunpoint from the station.
The Maoists kidnapped the railwaymen apparently to teach them a lesson for defying their bandh call, Das said.
with inputs from PTI