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Railway officials allegedly abducted by Maoists

A station master and a railway porter were today abducted from a railway station between Madhupur and JhaJha allegedly by Maoists.

Train services on the Howrah-Delhi Main line were disrupted after the incident. 

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Eastern railway sources here said the station master and the porter were abducted at around 1030 hours allegedly by a group of Maoists.

Giving details, Jamalpur's Railway Police Superintendent Amitabh Das said the Maoists abducted station master Vijay Kumar and porter Dukhan Mahto at gunpoint.

The Maoists kidnapped the railwaymen apparently to teach them a lesson for defying their bandh call, Das said. 

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