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Maoists Torch Railway Station In Jharkhand, Steal Equipment

They also set fire to an engine waiting at the station.

26/05/2017 11:58 AM IST | Updated 26/05/2017 12:00 PM IST
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RANCHI -- More than 50 Maoist guerrillas have torched a railway station in Jharkhand's Bokaro district to protest changes made in two land acts in the state, police said on Friday.

The Maoist militants attacked the Dumri Vihar railway station late on Thursday night, damaging the equipments and other instruments kept at the station, the police sources said.

They also torched an engine waiting at the station and took away two wireless sets used by the railway staff.

The Maoists left behind a pamphlet that said they were opposing the amendments made to the two state land acts -- the Chhota Nagpur Tenancy Act and the Santhal Pargana Tenancy Act that facilitate the use of agriculture land for non-agricultural purposes.

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