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Arun Kumar/Anand Mishra, Hindustan Times
Patna/Ranchi, September 24, 2007
Three persons, including a security guard, were killed and railway tracks and a station blown up on Sunday.

Widespread violence marred a 24-hour bandh called by CPI (Maoist) in Bihar, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh to protest the arrest of its leaders. CPI (Maoist)’s chief of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and North Bihar, Tushar Kant Bhattacharya, was among those arrested earlier this week.

Naxalites struck at different places in Bihar to enforce the bandh. Hundreds of heavily armed CPI-Maoists lay siege on NH-2 under Amas police station around 1.30 a.m. and set on fire 13 trucks and buses.

In the ensuing encounter, jawan Shanker Singh was killed. A bus driver Kameswar Rai and helper Surajdeo Yadav were also killed.

In Jharkhand, Maoists blew up railway tracks near Dhanbad.