Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Maoists abduct 2 Rajdhani drivers, seek leader's release

KOLKATA: Two drivers of the New Delhi- Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express were kidnapped by Maoists between Jhargram and Sarna stations of the South
Eastern Railway this afternoon.

Pro-Maoists group PCPA has claimed responsibility for the attack stating that the train drivers had defied the bandh call.

TV reports also suggest that PCPA has set the conditions for releasing the Rajdhani drivers. The pro-Maoist group is seeking the release of their leader Chhatradhar Mahato from the police custody, in a swap deal.

SER sources had earlier said the news was received at the headquarters around 3.30 pm that some people had stopped the train by waving a red flag between Jhargram and Sarna stations.

All Rajdhani Express trains have two drivers and an assistant.