PWG Naxals blow up railway station in Jharkhand
Maoist rebels have blown up Garwah's Ramuna railway station, destroying everything in its vicinity.india Updated: Jan 07, 2004 12:59 IST
Maoist rebels have blown up a railway station in Jharkhand, blasting the station building and destroying everything in its vicinity, police said Wednesday.
The incident took place late on Tuesday night at the Ramuna railway station in the state's Garwah district, 160 km from here.
There were no immediate reports of any casualties as scared railway employees fled from the scene to save their lives.
About 100 armed Maoist guerrillas, believed to be members of the People's War Group (PWG), raided the station, detonated the building and destroyed everything kept at the station.
No police reached the spot at night. However, a police team was sent to the site on Wednesday morning.
After blowing up the railway station, the guerrillas attacked a police camp. According to information reaching the state capital here, an encounter was going on till the morning.
Ramuna falls on the Ranchi-Delhi route.
In another incident, police killed two guerrillas of the Maoist Communist Centre (MCC) in Palamau district. Police have recovered a large number of weapons from them.
Maoist guerrillas are active in 18 of the 22 districts of the state. Nearly 450 people, including 152 policemen, have been killed since the creation of the state in November 2000.
First Published: Jan 07, 2004 12:18 IST