Kolkata: Two persons, carrying a reward
of Rs 50,000 on their head, were Sunday arrested by the CBI in
connection with the Janeshwari Express derailment case, taking
to 12 the total number of accused nabbed in connection with
"The CBI along with Jhargram police has arrested two
absconding accused -- Altaf Hossain Saiyed, a resident of
Modabandh, Jhargram (West Bengal) and Tapan Mahato, a resident
of Akhrasole in the same district, today against whom rewards
were announced to the tune of Rs 50,000 each in Jnaneshwari
Express train case," a CBI spokesperson said.
Both the accused will be produced tomorrow before
a designated court, the spokesperson said.
The Mumbai-bound train had derailed on May 28
in the state`s West Midnapore district killing 148 people.
With the arrest of the duo, the total number
of people taken into custody so far in this case has gone upto
A joint investigation team (JIT) comprising officers
of the CBI, West Bengal Police and Railway Protection Force
(RPF), besides an officer of the Railway Board and two
Forensic Experts, is probing the case.