Kanpur train derail: 12-member GRP team to probe derailment

Maintaining that no evidence has been found so far about involvement of any terror outfit or explosion in the case, the DG said any conclusion can be reached only after the probe completes.

By: PTI | Kanpur | Published:November 22, 2016 6:28 pm
kanpur, kanpur train, kanpur train derailment, kanpr train accident, kanpur train probe, kanpur news, india news  Rescuers and relief works in progress at the site of accident where Patna-Indore Express train derailed near Pukhrayan village in Kanpur Dehat district, on Monday. (PTI Photo)

Railways Tuesday formed a 12-member team of GRP personnel to investigate the Indore-Patna Express derailment which has left 148 passengers dead and over 100 injured. DSP GRP Jhansi will head the team, Director General Railways Gopal Gupta said.

An FIR has already been registered against unidentified railway employees under section 304A (causing death by negligence), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 338 of IPC at the GRP police station at Bhimsen railway station,

When asked about a broken track led to the derailment, Gupta said no evidence in this regard has been found. Maintaining that no evidence has been found so far about involvement of any terror outfit or explosion in the case, the DG said any conclusion can be reached only after the probe completes.

The train’s passengers are being questioned in connection with the probe but as the incident occurred around 3 AM most of them were asleep and are not in the state to provide details, he said. Seven bodies have not been identified so far, Gupta said.

When asked about some reports that a fish plate was found uprooted at the accident spot, the officer said he has no information about it. 148 people have died after the Indore-Patna Express derailed here in Kanpur rural area just a little after 0300 hours on November 20.