North India

Watch: Bomb found on tracks in Bihar; Railway operations disrupted

The Communist Party of India (Maoist) has claimed responsibility for planting the bomb to make its presence felt.

Patna: Railway operations were disrupted for more than three hours on the Gaya-Dhanbad main route in Bihar on Thursday after a crude bomb was found on the railway track near Guraru railway station.

The explosive was defused by the bomb squad.

The Communist Party of India (Maoist) has claimed responsibility for planting the bomb to make its presence felt.

The Bihar-Jharkhand Regional Committee of the CPI (Maoist) had called a Magadh bandh (shutdown) on March 10.

The members of the naxal organisation distributed warning letters in the villages under Magra and Imamganj police stations in Maoist-dominant Gaya district against the joint operations of the CRPF and the Bihar police in the forest areas of the Gaya and Aurangabad districts.

In a letter, the Maoists have said that the CRPF COBRA battalion and the Bihar police explode bombs in the jungle which harms the environment.

These acts of the security forces are against the environment.

However, police sources said they are afraid of the security forces due to their regular combing operations in the jungle.

Meanwhile, an encounter is going on between the CRPF’s COBRA battalion and Maoist groups in the jungles of Nagowar and ‘Ek Rupaya’ villages under Imamganj police station in Gaya district since 9 a.m. on Thursday.

The Maoist group also set up a pocklan machine (earth mover machine) of a road construction company — Shri Ram construction — at Piparwar village under Dumaria block in Gaya.

The terrorist group has also pasted a poster and maintained that as the contractor of the company did not receive their phone call, they have burnt the machine.

The group is demanding levy from the construction company.

The bandh had a severe effect in Gaya’s Maoist-infested Imamganj, Dobhi, Sherghati and other areas.

Schools, colleges, block offices and other government offices were shut down in various blocks of Aurangabad such as Nabinagar, Kutumba, Dev, Madanpur, Rafiganj, Goh, Haspura, Daudnagar, Obra, Barun and district headquarter Aurangabad.


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