Maoists blew up the rail track in Jharkhand's Dhanbad district in the early hours of Thursday, in a violent campaign coinciding with the 24-hour ‘Bharat Bandh' they called to demand a halt to Operation Green Hunt.

“Just before the Dhanbad-Ferozepur-Ludhiana Express was to pass that area, the ultras blew up the track at the Gurupa station. We learnt about the incident very soon, as we had deployed patrol teams in the region,” Senior Divisional Railway Manager Dayanand said.