Railway Ministry seeks adequate security for staff in Assam

May 14th, 2008 - 10:33 pm ICT by admin  

Dispur, May 14 (ANI): Days after militants attacked a labour camp site near Migrandisa railway station in Assam and killed two workers, Railway Ministry has took up the issue with the Home Ministry today, seeking adequate security for its staff.

The Railway ministry has expressed deep concern over the issue in a letter to Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta, and has sought “immediate action to organise adequate security measures for the staff working on the project in the North-East.”

The attacks have created a sense of fear among the railway employees engaged in laying tracks and other projects in the region, a senior Railway Ministry official said.

The work has come to a standstill at all the sites due to these incidents, he said.

Two workers were killed and another injured when the militants opened fire on a labour camp site near Migrandisa railway station in Assam on Monday.

The attack came a day after eight workers employed by a contractor in the Lumding project in Assam were killed by militants on Sunday.

Earlier, a railway engineer involved in Kumarghat-Agartala new line project in Tripura was kidnapped and a contractor’s staff was killed by militants on 26th April.

Work on crucial Lumding-Silchar gauge conversion project in Assam is also being affected due to attack reports, the official said. (ANI)

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