Rajdhani Express saved from Bombing

deepak pace

Guwahati, December 24
New Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express was saved by a whisker when unidentified militants detonated a bomb on the railway track between Khatkhati and Bokajan Railway Station in Karbi Anglong Hill district of Assam in the wee hours today just after the train had crossed the spot.
Northeast Frontier Railway official Jayanta Sharma said here that the blast damaged a few slippers on the railway track, which were restored on war footing to avoid disruption of train services.
The police has remained clueless about the identity of ultras or the miscreants behind the mischief. No militant group has so far claimed responsibility for the blast. The hill district is infested with militants from Karbi Longri North Cachar Liberation Front (KLNLF), the banned ULFA and All-Adivasi National Liberation Army (AANLA) that had targeted Rajdhani Express in the same railway section on an earlier occasion.
Earlier, the Union Railway Ministry had instructed the Assam government to gear up vigil on railway tracks and other property in the wake of blast inside a passenger train at Diphu railway station in Karbi Anglong district on December 2 last that left three killed and 30 others injured. Suspected militants from KLNLF triggered the blast. Following instruction from the Union government, the state government organised a high-level meeting between senior officials of the state government and the Railway to review the security arrangements in railway property and along the tracks.