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.

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

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.

Updated Date: May 26, 2017 11:34 AM

Also Watch

Watch: Firstpost test rides the new Thunderbird 500X in Goa and walks you through the Royal Enfield Garage Cafe
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Varun Dhawan on Shoojit Sircar's October, 5-star reviews and working with Anushka Sharma in Sui Dhaaga
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018 Ambedkar Jayanti: Re-visiting Babasaheb's ideals exposes fake Dalit politics of Rahul Gandhi and Congress
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 48 hours with Huawei P20 Pro: Triple camera offering is set to redefine smartphone imaging
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore interview: Sports can't be anyone's fiefdom, we need an ecosystem to nurture raw talent

Also See