Officials Abducted by Naxals in Bihar’s Masudan Station Released
Property gutted at Bihar’s Masudan Railway station.
Property gutted at Bihar’s Masudan Railway station.(Photo: ANI)

Officials Abducted by Naxals in Bihar’s Masudan Station Released

Two officials, including assistant station master, were released by Naxals after being abducted from Masudan Railway Station on the intervening night of 19 December, ANI reported. Naxals had also torched the railway station.

Suspected Naxals had attacked a railway station in Bihar late on Tuesday, 19 December. The Assistant Station Master and one other railway staff of the Masudan station were abducted. According to CNN-News18, five officials were initially kidnapped, and two were rescued.

The station’s communication room was set ablaze, News18 reported. Rail services were halted and other station property was gutted as well.

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    Bihar’s Masudan railway station.
    Bihar’s Masudan railway station.(Photo: ANI)
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    Gutted property
    Gutted property(Photo: ANI)
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    Damaged property at the Masudan railway station.
    Damaged property at the Masudan railway station.(Photo: ANI)

The assistant station master told ANI that he had called the Malda Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) to say that the Naxals had threatened to kill them if trains continued to ply on the Masudan track.

All passengers were requested to take alternative routes as a precautionary measure.

(This is a developing story. Details awaited.)