The Central Bureau of Investigation has made three employees in the tragic triple train collision in Odisha’s Balasore on June 2, claiming nearly 290 lives.
The employees arrested are Senior Section Engineer of the Signal department Arun Kumar Mohanta, Section Engineer Mohammad Amir Khan and technician Pappu Kumar. The CBI has arrested the under Section 304(culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and Section 201(destruction of evidence) of the Indian Penal Code(IPC).
Reports claimed, all three arrested were responsible for the horrific train accident and were aware of the fact that their actions would lead to a devastating tragedy.
Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw days after the tragedy had recommended for a CBI probe into the accident. The Central probe agency has been investigating the matter since June 6.
Last week, the Commission of Railway Safety(CRS) in its investigation had revealed that the catastrophe could have been prevented is past warnings would have been taken into consideration. The CRS investigation had found human errors in the signaling department and the operations (traffic) department.
The CRS investigation had flagged that some wires of the level-crossing location box were wrongly labelled, which stayed undetected for years.
On June 2, at around 7 pm, the Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Express derailed after hitting a goods train and fell on the opposite track, later, the Yeshwantpur-Howrah Express crashed into the the derailed coaches of the Coromandel Express resulting to its derailment, a calamitous accident in Indian Railway’s recent history killing more than 290 people and leaving around 900 injured.
The dreadful accident took place at the Bahanaga Bazaar Railway Station in Odisha’s Balasore.
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