Despite best efforts of security forces, there is no let up in violence perpetrated by Naxalites in West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand.
In the latest incident, Naxals belonging to the banned CPI (Maoist) blew up a portion of railway tracks in West Singhbhum district, disrupting train services on the Howrah-Mumbai route for several hours.
The tracks, blown up on Thursday night, lie between Mahadevsal and Posoita railway stations, around 150 km from the state capital Ranchi.
This was confirmed by West Singhbhum Superintendent of Police Ashutosh Sekhar who is on record telling PTI this. "Security has been tightened in the locality.
The repair work on the railway tracks has been started from early morning.” Police say Naxals had put up banners and posters in the area.
As a result, the railway traffic remained suspended through out night and train operations in the division resumed around 8.15 am on Friday.
Reports said that “ information” connected with damaged tracks “Information about damage to the third tracks between Mahadevsal and Posoita section was received in divisional headquarters at night around 11.47 pm on Thursday.
Tracks of around two to three metres were damaged in the blast by unidentified persons,” Railway officer said.
The track damage prompted railway authorities to train service were “controlled” in the Chakradharpur division, he said.
Notably, the banned outfit has been observing 'protest week' from December 16 and had called for a Bharat bandh on Friday.