Sikh agitators disrupt rail traffic in Punjab

April 8th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, April 8 (IANS) Rail traffic in Punjab was disrupted Wednesday with several trains stopped as protesters, angry over the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) clearance to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler of involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, blocked tracks in several places.
In Amritsar, about 250 km from here, the long distance Amritsar-Darbhanga Flying Express was stopped.

“Around 50-60 Sikh agitators had gathered since morning… Taking advance precautionary measures, the administration here has stopped the Flying Express on its own. Police personnel have also been deployed at various sensitive places of the city,” Deepak Kumar, deputy superintendent of police of the Railway Protection Force (RPF), told IANS.

The situation was similar in Jalandhar, 150 km from here, where the Amritsar-Ludhiana passenger train was stopped near Dahoha village by agitators. Besides, the administration stopped the Jamnagar-Jammu train at the Theru station here to avoid any further inconvenience to the passengers, disclosed an RPF official.

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