Naxals blast engine

NAXAL OUTFIT CPI (Maoist) attacked the railway station in Bhansi in south Bastar?s Dantewada district last night, engineered a blast and damaged a train engine.

india Updated: Mar 06, 2006 12:42 IST

NAXAL OUTFIT CPI (Maoist) attacked the railway station in Bhansi in south Bastar’s Dantewada district last night, engineered a blast and damaged a train engine.

According to the police, the Naxals stormed at Bhansi railway station at 2 am last night. They planted a bomb and triggered it. A part of the engine was damaged.

The police said Naxals abducted ASM Adimurty, driver Heera, assistant driver S K Dutta, guard Pratap Singh and token porter P S N Rao. They took them about one km away from the station. All of them were freed after the blast.

The police have seized a pamphlet near the railway station in which the Naxals warned that if Salva-Judum was not stopped immdiately, they will make more attacks. They also opposed Tata and Essar companies’ plan to open establishments. Senior personnel from the Railways visited the spot today.

First Published: Mar 06, 2006 12:42 IST