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CBI arrested three railways officials for action that led to tragedy

All three accused were arrested under section 304 & 201 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) which is punishment for culpable homicide and disapperance of evedence of offence.

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The Central Bureau of investigation (CBI) has arrested three Railway officials in connection with the Balasore triple train accident that killed 291 peoples.

The arrested officials are senior section engineer Arun Kumar Mohanta, Mohammed Amir Khan Junior section engineer and technician Pappu Kumar.

All three accused were arrested under section 304 & 201 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) which is punishment for culpable homicide and disapperance of evedence of offence.

The crash on June 2 involving two passenger trains, the Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Express, Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express and a goods train killed 291 people and injured more than 1,100, while the movement of goods and passenger trains on the busy route was also disrupted.

The arrest came weeks after Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said the “root cause” of the accident and the people behind the “criminal” act had been identified.

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