Naxals ‘sorry’ for Jharkhand train attack
Posted by Admin on November 21, 2009
RANCHI: On the back foot after Thursday’s attack on a passenger train in Ghagra, 50km from Rourkela in Orissa, the rebels apologised, saying it was carried out by ‘‘overzealous new recruits’’. Observers said the attack would deal a body blow to the Maoist movement.
Two passengers died in the powerful blast that ripped through the tracks on Thursday night, overturning two compartments of the Tata-Bilaspur passenger train.
Samarji, secretary, Bihar-Jharkhand-Orissa regional committee of CPI (Maoists), said on Friday: ‘‘Why should we kill the common man for no reason? They are our assets as we bank on them for our movement and the movement is also meant for them only.’’ The party will ensure that common man is not targeted in future, he added.
Talking to TOI, Samarji said there was no plan to blow up the railway tracks initially and it was carried out by ‘‘overzealous’’ new recruits against whom the party would take appropriate action. TOI