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Rajdhani Express mishap: Security tightened in Varanasi zone

By Deepak Nagpal | Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 09:14

Zee Media Bureau/ Deepak Nagpal

Varanasi: A day after the derailment of New Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express near Chapra in Bihar, security has been tightened in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

The measure has been taken in view of the suspicion that the derailment could have been caused due to sabotage by the Maoists.
Alert was sounded in all ten districts of Varanasi zone following a meeting between UP DGP AL Bannerji and Varanasi zone IG Prakash D. That meeting was also attended by other senior district police officials.

Security has been tightened in Naxal-affected Chandauli, Mirzapur and Sonbhadra districts, among others.
While a probe is still underway to ascertain the cause of the derailment that killed four people and injured over 20 others, the decision to up security in Varanasi zone has been taken as a precautonary measure.

First Published: Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 09:14
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