A group of suspected Maoists stormed into the Doikalu railway station under Sambalpur Division in Odisha’s Rayagada district on Thursday night. They ransacked the station master’s office and triggered an IED blast in the control room. The extremists also put up posters protesting the proposed visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the state next month.
According to reports, around 10-12 rebels attacked the railway station at around 12.15 am, threatened the station master and snatched walkie talkies. Thereafter, the naxals set off an IED in the control room which led to complete disruptions in railway traffic on the route.
No railway staff or local people were, however, hurt in the incident, the CPRO said adding control room has been able to speak to the staff.
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