Balasore train tragedy: CBI arrested the personnel responsible for the accident,


Balasore train tragedy: CBI arrested the personnel responsible for the accident,

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Balasore train tragedy
Balasore train tragedy

CBI (Central Bureau Of Investigation) to whom the investigation of the Balasore train tragedy was entrusted to, finally reported in a press conference release on Friday, July 7 that it three railway personnel were arrested who were in connection to the tragedy happened in balasore which killed nearly about 300 people in odisha.

Their reports mentioned three rail employees

  • Senior section engineer Arun Kumar Mahanta,
  • Section engineer Mohammad Amir Khan and
  • Technician Pappu Kumar

They are arrested by the CBI under the accusation of committing culpable homicide not amounting to murder (section 304) and causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender (Section 201) of the Indian Penal Code.

The central probe agency was investigating alleged human interference with the signal and the sabotage angle, and the three employees have been arrested suspected to be involved with the matter. (Balasore train tragedy)

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The suspects statement:-

One of the employees arrested, Mahanta, wrote a dissent note to the railways’ first internal report on the accident.

Titled ‘Dissent note regarding joint finding report on derailment at BNBR yard on 02.06.2023’ His handwritten note with his signature on the bottom dated june 3, 2023 says “I did not agree with point no-4 [of the preliminary report] which mention as the point 17 A was found set for up loop line. Based on observation from Data logger report the point 17 was set for normal side. It may be reverse after derailment (sic).” (Balasore train tragedy)

The main cause for the Balasore train tragedy:-

Earlier, the Commission of Railway Safety’s investigation confirmed and pointed to multiple lapses, saying that the tragedy could have been avoided if the personnel had taken relative measures for the past warnings.

Some report confirmed that the wires inside the level-crossing location box were wrongly arranged and stayed unnoticed for years, leading to a mix-up during maintenance work. (Balasore train tragedy)

This is the main cause which led to the Coromandel Express crashing into two other trains – Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express and a goods train.

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