Armed Maoists blasted a railway track near Nadaul station in this district in the wee hours of Monday, disrupting rail traffic for several hours, police said.

Around 50 ultras stormed into the southern cabin of the station at around 2 am and asked the railway employees to vacate it before disconnecting telephones and detonating dynamites to blow up the line, they said.

Rail traffic was disrupted for several hours on Patna-Jehanabad-Gaya section.

Raids were on in the area to apprehend the Maoists, who left a pamphlet on the spot demanding immediate production of their leader Divendu Kumar Singh alias Subodh alias Anand before a court, police said.

Subodh was arrested by the special task force of Bihar police here on January 15, and Rs 18 lakh seized from his possession.

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