Train services disrupted in Assam
Train services were partially disrupted in Assam on Sunday due to blockade by Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) to protest the arrest of its general secretary Akhil Gogoi.Updated: Jun 26, 2011 15:55 IST
Train services were partially disrupted in Assam on Sunday due to blockade by Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) to protest the arrest of its general secretary Akhil Gogoi.
As picketeers squatted on the tracks New Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express was delayed for some time at Pathsala, North East Frontier Railway public relation officer Nripendra Bhattacharyya said.
The train resumed journey after the police cleared the track by arresting the picketeers.
Dibrugarh-Kamakhya Express was detained at Jamuguri station at 11 am as picketers blocked the tracks on the Lumding-Furkating section, while Lumding-Tinsukia passenger train was detained at Borpathar, he said.
Today is the second phase of agitation by KMSS after its state-wide bandh on Saturday demanding Gogoi's release.
Gogoi is in police custody after being arrested for leading a violent demonstration against eviction by the administration in hills surrounding the city on Wednesday which resulted in the death of three persons in police firing.
The farmers body has announced a 'jail bharo' on Monday.
First Published: Jun 26, 2011 15:51 IST