Maoists blow up rail tracks at Gurupa Station

Dhanbad (Jharkhand): Passengers of an express train had a narrow escape when Maoists blew up railway tracks at Gurupa Railway Station just before the train was to pass the area in the wee hours today.

The blast occurred around 1 AM just before the Dhanbad-Ferozepur-Ludhiana Express was to pass, Senior Divisional Railway Manager Dayanand said in Dhanbad. Train services on the route were affected till 4.40 AM.

The CPI (Maoist) ended their "Bharat bandh", called in protest against anti-Maoist operation, at midnight on Wednesday night.