Train hijacked, 700 taken hostage at Jharkhand

April 22nd, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by admin  

A train carrying over 700 passengers was hijacked by Maoist rebels in Jharkhand ahead of Lok Sabha polls.

The passenger train was heading towards Mugalsarai from Barcakaana. Reportedly, the rebels stopped the train by pulling the emergency cord, making it stop in a remote area in Ehegara district.

Maoist rebels have been launching attacks in an attempt to disrupt Lok Sabha elections.

As per CNN-IBN, so far there are no reports of casualties as hundreds of Maoist rebels take up to 700 people hostage aboard Indian train.

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