Strike call by CPI (Maoists) begins in North-Eastern states
Posted by Admin on October 3, 2009
Strike call by CPI (Maoists) begins in North-Eastern states, Naxals blow up railway track
NEW DELHI, Oct 3 (APP) The strike called by banned CPI(Maoists) began in North-Eastern states of India on Saturday with Maoists/ Naxals stepping up their activities blew up a railway track at Poisaita in Jharkhand and Kantadih in Purulia district of West Bengal early this morning.The call was given to protest against arrest of the Chief of Maoist-backed People’s Committee against Police Atrocities (PCPA) Chhatradhar Mahato in West Midnapore district of West Bengal on September 26.
Train service on Howrah-Mumbai route were disrupted due to the blast, destroying about 18 metres long track early this morning.Several long-distance express trains, including Howrah-Bilaspur- New Delhi Rajdhani Express, also stopped at several stations, media reports quoting railway officials said.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had described violence by Naxals as the gravest issue of India.