Odisha railway station attacked by Maoists to confront Modi visit


BHUBANESWAR: Maoists in Odisha attacked the railway station of Rayagada district on Friday morning. The blast was held at the railway station and several posters were setup to protest against the visit of PM Narendra Modi to the state in April.

The reports revealed that nearly 15-20 Maoists attacked at the Doikalu railway station under Sambalpur Division and raided the station master’s office, Chief Public Relations Officer of East Coast Railway (ECoR), J P Mishra stated.

The accused have been found as S K Parida. The police arrested Parida and a token porter Gobind Hikaka after the attack.

The assailants grabbed the walkie-talkie of the station master, and enforced staff of a goods train to close down the engine, Mishra reported.

Rayagada Superintendent of Police K Siva Subramani, who reached to the station, stated slight damage happened to the engine of the train.

In the incident, No railway staff or local people got wounded, the CPRO stated.

The train services between Rayagada and Titlagarh stations were interrupted for few times.

The Maoists abandoned written by hand notices contradicting the strategies of Narendra Modi government at the Center and Naveen Patnaik administration in Odisha, authorities said.

In one of the publications, the aggressors contradicted the proposed two-day visit of the Prime Minister to Odisha on April 15 and 16 to go to BJP’s national official meeting.

A few publications additionally scrutinized non-Odia officers being delegated to senior posts in the state police and additionally organization, they said.

Executive General of Police K B Singh said brushing operation has been propelled in the region by CRPF and Special Operation Group (SOG) faculty after the occurrence.