Maoists torch Jharkhand railway station, damages equipment & instruments

Photo of the fire at Jharkhand Railway Station.

Jharkhand: According to the information given by the police, Maoists guerilla in a group of more than 50 have set the Jharkhand railway station on fire to protest changes made in two land acts in the state. They also have damaged many types of equipment and other instruments at the station.

As per the sources, the Maoist militants attacked the Dumri Vihar railway station late on Thursday night, damaging the equipments and other instruments kept at the station.

They also torched an engine waiting at the station and took away two wireless sets used by the railway staff.

The Maoists left behind a pamphlet that said they were opposing the amendments made to the two state land acts — the Chhota Nagpur Tenancy Act and the Santhal Pargana Tenancy Act that facilitate the use of agriculture land for non-agricultural purposes.

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