Blast at Odisha station, Maoists protest Modi’s visit

Odisha station
Blast at Odisha station, Maoists protest Modi’s visit

Bhubaneswar: According to the information given by the police, approximately 20 Maoists today attacked a railway station in Odisha’s Rayagada district protesting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the state on April 15.

Minimum of 15-20 armed Maoist militants arrived at the Daikallu Station at around 1.30 a.m. They first ransacked the office, said station master S.K. Parida in a statement.

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The Maoists then pulled the station staffs out of the office. Soon they triggered an explosion in the office and snatched away the walkie-talkie used by the Station Master, the statement of the East Coast Railway further said.

The militants left the station after 2 a.m. The station staffs are safe, it added.v Many trains were stalled near Muniguda Railway Station following the explosion at Daikallu. A team of East Coast Railway reached the spot and are investigating into the matter.

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