Train mishap: No trace of alcohol in breathalyser test on train drivers

Last Updated: Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 20:27

Kolkata: A breathalyser test on the
driver and assistant driver of the ill-fated Uttarbanga
Express did not show any trace of alcohol but police said this
is not enough to determine whether they were intoxicated or

"A breathalyser test on driver M C Dey and assistant
driver Nirmal Mondal did not show any trace of alcohol, but
that does not indicate that they did or did not consume
alcohol," a top police official of Birbhum district told agency
Noting that the preliminary post mortem report of Dey
and Mondal would be available tomorrow, the official said it
would to some extent provide a clue to the physical condition,
cause and time of their death.

"To be totally sure, we will be sending the visceras
to All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi for
examination," the official, who did not wish to be named,

Asked how much time it would take to receive the
viscera reports, the official said, "It will take quite a long

Meanwhile, a six-member CID team reached Sainthia and
took over the case of the train crash from the GRP.

The CID team, including Special Superintendent Nisad
Pervez, a DSP, two SIs and an inspector, is led by Special IG
Pankaj Dutta.

The team held a closed door meeting with Additional SP
of Birbhum Farhad Abbas and OC of Sainthia GRP Suresh Bhaumik.
The team visited Gadadharpur station, the one before
Sainthia, talked to the station master there and inquired
about the records besides inspecting the tracks. The team
later returned to Sainthia.


First Published: Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 20:27

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