Just days before the RJD-sponsored rally in Patna on December 23, CPI-Maoist naxalites on Sunday night blew up a small railway bridge between Karmandiha and Sasaram, 96 km from Gaya, in Mughalsarai division of ECR.
Maoists, who were prevented from holding a rally in Patna, have threatened to disturb RJD rally by targeting railways, among other things. The RJD has booked 18 special trains to ferry party supporters to Patna from different parts of the state.
Sources said that over two dozen armed naxalites reached the spot around 1 am and blew up the bridge. “It could have been fatal had they blasted the bridge half-an-hour earlier when the Howrah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express crossed the bridge,” a railway official said. [Maoists blast rail bridge to disrupt rally]
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