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Naxalites leave Nadaul station, traffic resumes

Heavily armed extremists of the proscribed outfit had seized the railway station on the Patna-Jehanabad border.

india Updated: Apr 03, 2006 03:52 IST

Naxalites of the banned CPI (Maoist) lifted the siege of Nadaul railway station in Patna district nearly two hours after seizing it on Sunday night. Following this traffic on the Patna-Gaya section of the East Central Railway has resumed, railway sources said.

Heavily armed extremists of the proscribed outfit had seized the railway station on the Patna-Jehanabad border, about 30 km from the state capital, around 10.30 pm after chasing away the station master Rajesh Kumar and other staff, Chief Public Relations Officer AK Chandra.

"Naxalites left the station past midnight and when the police reached the spot at about 12.30 pm nobody was found," Chandra said, adding soon the station master and other staff arrived and normal traffic resumed.

"Services on the Patna-Gaya section have resumed after remaining suspended for nearly two hours," he said, adding one company of CRPF and a platoon of RPSF were stationed at Nadaul and raids were on to track down the extremists.

The CPI (Maoist) rebels had in a daring attack on Jehanabad sub-jail on November 13 last year, freed nearly 400 inmates, including some naxalite leaders, in one of the biggest jailbreaks in living memory.