• Wed. Feb 28th, 2024

CBI team at Odisha train crash site indicates “sabotage” in railways

CBI team at Odisha train crash site indicates “sabotage” in railways

278 people were killed in the accident involving two passenger trains and a freight train.

New Delhi:

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will today take over the probe into the horrific 3-train accident in Odisha’s Balasore that killed 278 people. The CBI investigation team will reach the accident site in Balasore on Tuesday morning and will take over the investigation. From Odisha Police.

Odisha Police has registered a case of “negligent causing death and endangering life” in the train accident.

The CBI’s move is a significant step as officials said only a detailed investigation by an apex agency can establish criminal tampering, if any, with point machines or electronic interlocking systems, or if trains change tracks due to rerouting or signal errors. .

Railway officials had earlier hinted that possible “sabotage” and tampering with the interlocking system, which detects the presence of trains, led to accidents involving the Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express, Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express and a goods train.

The accident, involving two passenger trains and a freight train, killed 278 people and injured more than 800.

According to the Railways, preliminary investigation said that the accident occurred due to signaling problem and there was no collision.

Some railway experts, however, have questioned whether the Coromandel Express hit the goods train directly inside a “loop line”.

A “loop line” splits off from the main railway track and returns to the main line after a short distance, helping to handle busy rail traffic.

Visuals show the Coromandel Express engine resting on top of the goods train, indicating a direct collision.

The CBI probe will focus on answering all questions related to the country’s worst accident in the last two decades. Official sources said all angles including mechanical failure, human error and sabotage will be investigated.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said strictest action would be taken against the culprits.

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