Massive manhunt is on to nab Naxalites in Bihar

April 14th, 2008 - 5:43 pm ICT by admin  

Jhajha, Apr 14 (ANI): A massive manhunt is on to nab the Naxalites responsible for the attack at Jhajha Railway station and an alert has been sounded throughout the State.

In Sundays Naxalite attacks in Jhajha on New Delhi-Howrah line in Jamui district, five people including four security personnel were killed and four others were injured.

About 500 heavily armed ultras raided the Government Railway police post at the station and blasted it with dynamite. The ultras also engaged the policemen in a fierce encounter.

Several firearms including rifles and carbines and hundreds of ammunitions were looted from the armoury at the police post.

The attack had brought the rail traffic to a halt and several important trains including the Rajdhani Express were held up at different points as a security measure.

Railway Minister Laloo Prasad Yadav has criticized the Bihar Government for not being able to tackle the law and order situation. He said it should deal with the terrorist activities with top priority.

Terrorist activities in North-Bihar and adjoining border areas of Nepal in the State are increasing day by day, he added.

The Naxalites operate out of jungle bases across a swathe of 13 Indian states running up the eastern flank of the country.

Their influence has been growing and now stretches across large parts of rural eastern, central and southern India. (ANI)

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