Latehar SP Michael Raj confirmed: "Several bogies of a good train have derailed after the railway track was blown up by Maoists. Forces have been rushed to the spot." The content of the posters are not known yet because forces, rushed to the site, could not be contacted, he added.
Some of the bogies of the goods train have fallen on the second railway line thus stopping movement of all trains on the crucial railway route. It is the route for several Delhi and north bound trains from Ranchi thus several trains have been stranded.
A spokesperson for Dhanbad railway division said railway officials have reached the site. Ranchi DRM Deepak Kashyap said north bound trains would be routed via Bokaro and not Barkakana-Latehar route.
Sources in police said a group of Maoists arrived at the site enveloped in thick forest and possibly used an IED to blast the track. After the blast they dropped posters and escaped.
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