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2 arrested for ‘conspiring to derail train’ in Morbi

The accused, arrested by the Rajkot Railway police, were identified as Akbar Miyana, a resident of Wankaner town, and Laxman Koli, a resident of Chandrapur village in Wankaner taluka.

The motives of the accused were yet to be ascertained, he added.

Two residents of Morbi district have been arrested for allegedly trying to derail a local train on the night of June 12 by placing bricks on the tracks, a railway police official said Friday.

The motives of the accused were yet to be ascertained, he added. The accused, arrested by the Rajkot Railway police, were identified as Akbar Miyana, a resident of Wankaner town, and Laxman Koli, a resident of Chandrapur village in Wankaner taluka. Railway officials spotted several bricks on a stretch of track between Makansar and Wankaner railway station.

“An FIR under Railways Act was registered against unidentified persons for trying to derail the Wankaner-Morbi DMU train. After a thorough probe, we zeroed in on these two men,” said deputy Superintendent of Rajkot division, J K Zala.

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First published on: 25-06-2022 at 02:33:05 am
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