Train, communication system of railway station set on fire in Jharkhand's Bokaro; Naxals suspected

Suspected Naxals set the signals and communication setup of a railway station on fire, also burning down the engine of a goods train in Jharkhand's Bokaro district

PTI May 26, 2017 11:34:08 IST
Train, communication system of railway station set on fire in Jharkhand's Bokaro; Naxals suspected

Ranchi: Suspected Naxals set the signals and communication setup of a railway station on fire, also burning down the engine of a goods train in Jharkhand's Bokaro district.

Train communication system of railway station set on fire in Jharkhands Bokaro Naxals suspected

Interiors of the torched train in Jharkhand. Image courtesy: Twitter

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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