New Delhi: The CBI has turned down Railway
Minister Mamata Banerjee`s demand for a probe into the Mathura
train accident which claimed 22 lives, saying it does not
warrant a probe by the agency.
Sources in Railways admitted that the ministry`s demand
did not find any favour with the CBI which said conducting an
inquiry into the accident was not feasible.
Banerjee had sought a CBI probe saying there was more to
the incident as the Goa Express rammed the Mewar Express on
October 21 near Mathura under "mysterious" circumstances.
Railways felt that pulling the alarm chain of Mewar
Express and the unscheduled stop was part of a larger
conspiracy which needed to be investigated thoroughly by the
It had initiated a probe under Commissioner of Railway
Safety P K Bajpayee. The preliminary inquiry had concluded
that the accident was caused due to failure of railway staff.