Maoists Blow up Mobile Towers, Railway Track in Bihar

Maoists have blown away a railway track, three mobile towers and forced closure of shops during a day-long strike in Bihar, said reports.

Rebels blasted a railway track near Nadaul station in Jehanabad district of Bihar in the early hours, disrupting the railway traffic on the Patna-Jehanabad-Gaya section for several hours after the explosion, reported PTI.

Report said that nearly 50 armed rebels stormed into the southern cabin of the station at around 2 am and asked employees to vacate it.

Then, they disconnected telephones and detonated dynamites to blow up the line, said report citing police. The police said that raids were going in the region to nab Maoists.

Rebels left a pamphlet on the spot demanding that their leader Divendu Kumar Singh alias Subodh alias Anand should be immediately produced in a court, said report.

Subodh was arrested by the special task force of Bihar police on Friday. Rupees 18 lakh was seized from his possession, the police said.

Also, Maoists blasted three mobile phone towers, which belonged to the Indian telecom companies Bharti Airtel and Reliance Communications, said report citing police.

“They (Maoists) have torched two lorries, blasted three mobile towers…,” a senior police official Ranjan Kumar was quoted as saying. “Mobile networks are badly disturbed.”

The rebels also torched two lorries and kept cars and buses off the road in rural parts of the state to protest the arrest of a top-ranking Maoist commander over the weekend.

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