Members of the banned CPI (Maoist) suspectedly blew up a portion of railway tracks in Jharkhand’s Latehar district within the early hours of Saturday, disrupting prepare companies on the Barkakana-Garhwa route, police mentioned.

A blast passed off on the railway tracks between Richughuta and Demu stations round 12.30 am, an officer mentioned.

Members of a CPI-Maoist squad blew up railway tracks in Latehar, disrupting motion of trains on Barkakana-Garhwa rail route, Deputy Inspector Common of Police, Palamu Vary, Raj Kumar Lakra instructed PTI.

The banned outfit has referred to as for a nationwide bandh on Saturday to protest towards the arrest of its high chief Prashant Bose alias Kishan Da, who was carrying a bounty of Rs 1 crore on his head, by the Jharkhand Police.

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Bose was the mastermind behind greater than 100 incidents of assault and arson in Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Lakra mentioned the railway authorities are repairing the tracks. All of the police stations in Palamu, Garhwa and Latehar districts below the Dhanbad Division of Central Jap Railway have been alerted after the blast, the DIG mentioned.

ECR Railway spokesperson PK Mishra mentioned the trolley of a diesel engine has been broken within the blast. Particular groups of Barkakana and Barwadih have reached the spot to restore the railway traces and work is on, he mentioned.

A number of trains have been diverted, whereas Dehri-Onsone-Barwadih and Barwadih-Nesubogomo particular trains cancelled.

Motion of passenger buses from Medininagar to Ranchi has additionally been stopped, a state authorities official mentioned. PTI

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