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Rail services off after ?Naxal? attack

TRAIN SERVICES on Patna-Gaya section of the East Central Railway were suspended tonight after suspected Naxalites of the banned CPI (Maoist) drove away the station master of Nadaul railway station and some other staff in Bihar?s Jehanabad district, Railway sources said.

india Updated: Apr 03, 2006 13:54 IST

TRAIN SERVICES on Patna-Gaya section of the East Central Railway were suspended tonight after suspected Naxalites of the banned CPI (Maoist) drove away the station master of Nadaul railway station and some other staff in Bihar’s Jehanabad district, Railway sources said.

Station master of Nadaul, Rajesh Kumar, and some other railways staff were chased out of the station premises by armed extremists around 10.30 pm, Chief Public Relations Officer of ECR A K Chandra said.

“Services on the Patna-Gaya section have been suspended and the state government is being informed,” he said. Chandra denied reports that the station master had been kidnapped and said Rajesh Kumar had contacted his superiors over phone from somewhere and informed them about the incident

“The man has not been kidnapped and is safe”, he said adding a patrol train will be run on the route first before resumption of services.