Maoists blast Railway Station at Rayagada


Rayagada: The Maoists on late night (around 1:30 am) of Thursday have carried out a blast at Daikallu Railway Station in Rayagada.

As the Station Master, around 20 armed naxals after entering into the Daikallu railway station, ransacked the station and later had taken away the walkie-talkie from him. But somehow, the Station Master managed to contact his higher authorities and police and report about the incident. They conducted two consecutive blasts at the station.

On being informed, police force reached the spot and has started investigation.

As per sources, the CPI (Maoists) have put anti government posters at various spots of the railway station. They have protested the appointments of non-Odia senior police officers, non-Odia administrative officers, non-Odia Jawans in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Border Security Force (BSF). They have also protested for the Prime Minister’s visit to the state.

The posters also states that non-Odia officers are exploiting and suppressing the people of Odisha.

Notably this incident has caused massive delay in the train schedule through the route as police and railway officials are examining the safety measures through the route.

The train services which has been disrupted due to the blast are:

12843 Puri -Ahmedabad Express controlled at Rayagada since 0310hrs.

22838 Ernakulam -Hatia express controlled at Bobbili since 0300hrs.

58530 Visakhapatnam -Durg passenger controlled at Jimidipeta since 0322hrs.

58302 Koraput -Sambalpur passenger to be controlled in route.

58528 Visakhapatnam -Raipur passenger controlled at Gajapatinagaram

18437 Bhubaneswar -Junagarh Express controlled at Rayagada since 0605hrs.

17482 Tirupati – Bilaspur Express may be controlled in route.

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