On Tuesday night, the Naxals attacked the Masudan railway station in Bihar and incinerated the station property. As per ANI, the Naxals have also abducted two railway officials of which one was the assistant station master. The abducted assistant station master called up Maldah DRM saying Naxals have threatened to kill him if trains carry on functioning on Masudan track.
All the passengers were advised to take other alternates as a safety measure. No casualties have been reported as of now. On the other hand, no official statement from the railway authorities has been issued concerning the issue. The CPRO Eastern Railway Rajesh Kumar also enlightened that rail services have been still at Kiul-Jamalpur-Bhagalpur section of Malda Division. It is not the first time such incident took place in the state. Prior this year, a group of 20 Naxals had allegedly hijacked a train in Lakhisarai district of the state on August 3. Later, the Naxals had interrupted rail services on two lines following abducting two cabin men in the district as part of their week-long protest noted as ‘Shahadat Saptah’.