Balasore Train Accident: CBI Files Charge Sheet Against Three Accused

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday filed a charge sheet against three arrested Railway Officials for alleged culpable homicide not amounting to murder and destruction of evidence in connection with the Balasore train accident case.

Balasore Train Accident: Who are the three accused?

Senior Section Engineer (Signals) Arjun Kumar Mahanta

Section Engineer Amir Khand

Technician Pappu Kumar

All the three accused posted in Balasore district. The trio were arrested on July 7 in connection with it’s probe in the accident involving three trains that left 296 people dead and over 1,200 injured.

Details in the chargesheet:

In it’s charge sheet, CBI has accused under following sections of the Indian Penal Code.

Section 304 part II: Culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

Section 34 read with 201: Common cause read with destruction of evidence

153 of Railway Act.

The CBI in it’s chargesheet has alleged that the repair work at the level crossing gate number 94 near Bahanaga Bazar station was done by Mahanta using the circuit diagram of LC gate No. 79.

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The CBI further stated that the accused had the responsibility to ensure that testing, overhauling and carrying out alterations to the existing signal and interlocking installations were in accordance with the approved plan and instructions which he did not do.

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