Railway begins probe into Mathura train mishap
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Last Updated: Thursday, October 22, 2009, 19:08
Mathura (UP): An inquiry into the train accident near Mathura that claimed 22 lives began on Thursday with the Commissioner of Railway Safety visiting the mishap site.

P K Bajpai questioned the driver, the guard and the co-guard of the Goa Sampark Kranti Express that rammed into the stationary Mewar Express yesterday.

The Udaipur City- Hazrat Nizamuddin Mewar Express is said to have been halted on chain pulling by police when an under trial fled between Mathura and Vrindavan at around 0430 hours after its driver apparently ignored the signal.

With conflicting reports on the cause of the train accident near here, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has decided to go for a CBI inquiry into the mishap.

The three constables escorting undertrial Sazid alias Nadeen were presented before Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate.

The Magistrate rejected Investigation Officer Shankar Lal's plea that the trio were not guilty and sent them to jail for negligence while on duty.

Earlier, an FIR was also lodged against Sazid.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, October 22, 2009, 19:08

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