CID and forensic team inspect train derailment site
A CID team accompanied by forensic experts on Sunday inspected the site of the Jnaneswari Express derailment at Jhargram in West Midnapore district.
Jhargram: A CID team accompanied by
forensic experts on Sunday inspected the site of the Jnaneswari
Express derailment at Jhargram in West Midnapore district.
A six-member CID team led by Additional Director General
Raj Kanojia visited a 400-metre stretch of the railway track
and the state forensic experts team collected samples from the
spot, including pandrol clips which were found to be dislodged
at many places.
"It is a case of sabotage. Planned attacks on the
railways have been going on in this area for quite some time.
The railway line was cut and the pandrol clips were opened.
But without a forensic report, we cannot say whether there was
an explosion or not," Kanojia told reporters here.
At least 148 people were killed and another 190 injured,
after 13 coaches of the Mumbai-bound express went off the
tracks and five of them were crushed by a goods train coming
from the opposite direction.