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Rail services disrupted during Maoist bandh in Jharkhand

Rail services between Garwah road and Sonnagar railway stations were disrupted after CPI (Maoists) blew tracks near Kosiyara in Jharkhand during the 24-hour bandh in Palamu division called by them on Tuesday.

india Updated: Jan 05, 2010 14:35 IST

Rail services between Garwah road and Sonnagar railway stations were disrupted after CPI (Maoists) blew tracks near Kosiyara in Jharkhand during the 24-hour bandh in Palamu division called by them on Tuesday.

Railway services under Mugalsarai divison of East Central Railway came to halt after the ultras blew up the tracks under Mohammadgunj police station in Palamu district Monday night, DIG (Palamu) Prasant Singh said on Tuesday.

Singh said adequate police force has been sent to the spot and the repair work to restore the damaged tracks was continuing on war-footing.

He said railway services were likely to be restored soon.

The CPI(Maoists) have called for a bandh in Naxal-infested Palamu division -- comprising Palamu, Latehar and Garwah districts -- in protest against alleged custodial death of Rajendra Yadav, a murder accused, on December 31 last.

Earlier, Rajendra Yadav was arrested by the police from Chatarpur police station on December 30 last and rushed to Sadar hospital a day after but the doctors declared him brought dead.

The family members alleged police high handedness as the cause behind Yadav's death.

Yadav's post-mortem was conducted twice after the family members cried foul.