Jharkhand: Naxals vandalise train, torch communication system in Bokaro

26 May 2017 | Written by Gaurav Jeyaraman; Edited by Anupama Vijayakumar
Naxals torch train in Jharkhand

Sources stated that a group of armed Naxals damaged the engine of a goods train at Dumri-Bihar railway station in Bokaro, Jharkhand. They set fire to the communication system and vandalized the train.

The incident took place at 11:30 PM on 25 May, and an investigation has been launched.

This comes a month after Maoist rebels claimed lives of 25 CRPF personnel in Chattisgarh.

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26 May 2017Jharkhand: Naxals vandalise train, torch communication system in Bokaro

Are authorities taking action?

As soon as word of the incident got out, the 26th batallion of the CRPF was mobilized and deployed to the region. They were also accompanied by the Bokaro SP.
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