Nearly two dozen armed Maoists attacked a railway station in Bihar’s Jamui district and abducted a railway employee, officials said on Thursday. The man was later freed.
A police official said the Maoists surrounded the Bhulai station near Jamui on Wednesday night and seized Muni Mandal, a gateman at a railway crossing.
“He was freed within an hour after being taken hostage by Maoists,” a police officer said.
In New Delhi, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Deputy Inspector General M. Dinakaran told IANS that around 30-35 Maoists under the command of Parvesh mounted the attack.
The officer said five teams of CRPF’s CoBRA Battalion managed to free the railway employee after a gun battle with the Maoists in a joint operation with the police.
The Maoists damaged a mobile tower in Manpur village before escaping.
The attack disrupted railway services for six to seven hours on the busy Patna-Howrah section. Read More…
Credit By: India
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