Three held for attempted sabotage on Nanjangud-Kadakola Railway route
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Three held for attempted sabotage on Nanjangud-Kadakola Railway route

November 15, 2023

Mysore/Mysuru: The Loco Pilot of Train No. 06275, running between Chamarajanagar and Mysuru has averted a potential disaster on the railway route between Nanjangud and Kadakola Railway Stations on Nov. 12 evening. The quick response of the Loco Pilot ensured the safety of passengers and prevented a malicious attempt to wreck the train.

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Government Railway Police (GRP) have apprehended three persons, identified as Somay Marandi, Bhajanu Murmu and Dasamat Marandi for deliberately placing a steel sleeper and a wooden log on the tracks at KM No. 19/200-300, forcing the Train to come to a halt. The incident resulted in a brief detention of Train No. 06275 from 6.39 pm to 6.45 pm.

On receiving information, M.N.A. Khan, Assistant Security Commissioner, RPF, Mysuru, K.V. Venkatesha, Post Commander, RPF, Mysuru and their team, including an RPF dog squad, swiftly responded to the scene.

Somay Marandi from Jaldiha, Bangiriposi and Mayurbanj from Odisha were found at the location and they are said to have confessed to the sabotage attempt during interrogation.

The accused were handed over to the Railway Police at Mysuru for further investigation. A case has been registered under Cr.No.39/2023 U/s 150(1) (A) of the Railways Act 1989 on Nov. 13 and the investigation is underway.

The general public is warned not to indulge in such act on the tracks which may lead to major sabotage and loss of life. The Railway administration will take strict action against anyone found guilty of such acts, according to a press release from J. Lohiteshwara, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager and Sr. PRO, Mysuru Division.


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