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Maoists blow up tracks, kill 'informer'

February 07, 2010 16:56 IST

Maoists blew up tracks on the Jhaja-Jasidih section of the East Central Railway in Bihar's Jamui district and killed an alleged police informer in Orissa's Sundergarh district to enforce a 72-hour bandh in five states, on Sunday.

About 40 Maoists blew up tracks late on Saturday night between Rajla and Narganjo railway halts near Kahba bridge, affecting movement of several long-distance and local trains, official sources said. A 2.5-foot stretch of the up line and five feet of the down line were damaged in the blast, Additional Director-General of Police (Headquarters) U S Dutt said in Patna.
A spokesman for the East Central Railway, Dilip Kumar, said the damaged tracks were repaired on Sunday morning facilitating the resumption of train services.

In another instance of violence, Maoists killed

a man, whom they branded as a police informer, after abducting him from his sister's marriage ceremony in Orissa's Sundargarh district, police said. Sukura Oram's body was found on Sunday morning.

A group of Maoists entered Kumakela village under Chandiposh police station, about 30 km from Rourkela, on Saturday night and abducted Oram when he was attending his sister's wedding ceremony, sources said. After the body was retrieved from Champajharan, locals put up a road blockade demanding compensation to the family of Oram and security to villagers.

Policemen were sent to the spot. The Maoists have killed six persons during the past eight months, including two CITU activists and a police sub-inspector in Sundargarh district's Bonai sub-division, the police said.

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