NEW DELHI, April 22 (Xinhua)-- Around 200 Left-wing
rebels hijacked a passenger train with over 400 people on board at Latehar
district in eastern Indian state of Jharkhand Wednesday morning, a day ahead of
the second phase of Indian parliament (LokSabha) polls, said Indian Home
The Barkana to Mughalsarai train was hijacked by the
militants at the Hehegada railway station in the district.
Latehar Deputy Commissioner of Police Sarvendu
Tathagat told local media that forces had been dispatched to rescue the train
and ensure the safe release of the passengers.
Local media reported earlier that over 50 left-wing
rebels bombed the Utari Road railway station and also destroyed a nearby track
in Palamau district, about 190 km from Ranchi, capital city of Jharkhand, late
Police said the militants had planned to target the
New Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express, which was to pass through the station 30
minutes after the blast.
The route of the train was diverted after the
incident. Railway services were disrupted on the Dehri Onson and Barkakana
The rebels also blew up a school and a health centre
in Narayanpur village in Chatra district of Jharkhand Tuesday night.
Eighteen people, including 10 security personnel,
were killed in left-wing rebel anti-polling violence in the first phase of polls
in the same district on April 16.
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