3 Central Rly staffers under police scanner

The three railway staffers, designated as locking staff, work the day shift at CST and were first questioned by the police on June 5.

Written by Srinath Raghvendra Rao | Mumbai | Published:June 10, 2014 1:31 am

Three Central Railway staffers who were questioned earlier this week in connection with a partial human face found aboard an outstation train will be questioned once more. The police believe that these men, who are tasked with locking the doors and windows of outstation trains at CST before they are sent to the Wadi Bunder railway yard, are sure to know something about the face.

The three railway staffers, designated as locking staff, work the day shift at CST and were first questioned by the police on June 5. However, they allegedly denied locking the doors and windows of the Varanasi-Mumbai Holiday Express, in which a cleaner later found the partial face of a man in his 30s on the evening of May 10, after the train had reached Wadi Bunder.

“The men said on the evening of May 10, they locked two other trains which had arrived from Bhubaneshwar and Howrah, but not the one from Varanasi. But the Varanasi train arrived at CST before the Bhubaneshwar train and after the one from Howrah,” said Assistant Police Inspector Anand Rewandkar, Dongri police station.

Rewandkar claimed that the locking staff lied to him during initial questioning. “These men check every inch of trains arriving at CST before locking them. They are certain to have noticed the face inside. They say that they left for the day before locking the Varanasi train. However, there has been no intimation from them to their colleagues to lock the Varanasi train.”

srinath.rao@expressindia.com

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