Irked Sena MLA holds up train demanding berth of his choice
A Shiv Sena MLA and his supporters allegedly "held up" an Express train at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) here for almost an hour demanding that he be given a berth of his choice, which caused inconvenience to 2,000 passengers and affected schedule of other trains. The incident occurred last night when Hemant Patil, a legislator from Nanded, did not allow Devgiri Express to depart till 10 PM by repeatedly pulling the chain after he got upset over being alloted a 'side' berth in a second AC coach.
"Netaji (Patil) and his men held up the train for almost an hour, which is a serious offence under the Railway Act. Every time the train moved ahead, netaji and his supporters kept pulling the chain and the 9.10 PM Devgiri Express finally left CST around 10 pm," said a senior railway officer.