Kolkata/New Delhi: In a significant
development, CBI today informed a court that one of the six
accused arrested in the Gyaneshwari train derailment case was
juvenile on the day of committing crime.
During the course of investigation, the agency has seized
a school certificate of accused Hira Lal. "It shows that his
date of birth is June 1, 1992. The incident took place on the
night of May 27, 2010. Thus he was three days less than
attaining adulthood that is 18 years of age.
"On the submission of CBI, the court has directed the
defence side to move appropriate application with necessary
proof to treat him as a juvenile as per law," CBI spokesperson
Harsh Bhal said in New Delhi.
Lal was in CBI custody since June 14 and produced before
the court today.
Meanwhile, in a major breakthrough, agency sleuths have
recovered many of the implements used in removing the railway
track from the house of Amiya Mahto, arrested yesterday.
Mahto was arrested from his village Koyamasuli under
Jhargram Police Station of Midnapore District and was remanded
to police custody for ten days by a court in Jhargram.
"After taking up investigation of the case, CBI has
arrested six persons persons so far, including main accused
Bapi alias Manoj Mahato who masterminded the incident, the
"Further Investigation is continuing," the spokesperson