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Prabhu writes to Rajnath for NIA probe into train derailments

 MPost |  2017-01-25 19:07:30.0  |  New Delhi

Suspecting the possibility of sabotage in the recent spate of train derailments, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has written to Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking a detailed probe by the National Investigating Agency into the incidents.

In the letter, he made a mention of Hirakhand Express derailment near Kuneru station in Andhra Pradesh, two goods trains that went off the track earlier this month on the Koraput-Kirandul section, "cooker bomb" at Ghorasahan station, detection of deep cuts on tracks near Kanpur on January 1 and the obstruction on tracks on a rail bridge between Barauni-Samastipur stations on Monday.

Citing the derailment of Indore-Patna Express in Kanpur in which around 150 people were killed, he said: "Bihar police unearthed a conspiracy to train some persons in the country to tamper with railway tracks to cause train derailments and (their) possible involvement in the accident near Kanpur."

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