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Vande Bharat Express TrainAnti-social elements once again pelted stones at the Vande Bharat Express train going from New Jalpaiguri to Howrah. While the window glass on the right side of coach number 6 of the train was damaged due to stone pelting, the people sitting in the coach had a narrow escape. The incident was reported by the escort party of the train. After this, the team of RPF and GRP took stock of the related incident and talked to Jitendra Kumar, SP, Katihar. The stone-pelting incident took place in Bihar’s Katihar district near the West Bengal border.
Railway Protection Force’s Senior Security Commissioner Kamal Singh confirmed the incident. He said that on January 20 (Friday) near Telta railway station under Dalkola RPF post, passengers of coach number C-6 informed the escort party of the train at 4.51 pm regarding train number 22302 down Vande Bharat Express. The stone pelting incident took place at the coach while crossing Dalkola station between Dalkola-Telta station at around 4.51 pm. Senior Security Commissioner of RPF told that the incident site comes under Balrampur police station area of Katihar district. The right side window glass of coach no C6 was damaged due to the incident. Information about the case, the RPF inspector has reached the spot and investigated the matter.
RPF talks with SP
After the incident of stone pelting on Vande Bharat, RPF’s Senior Security Commissioner Kamal Singh appealed to Katihar’s SP Jitendra Kumar over the phone to cooperate in joint operation against those who pelted stones. The senior official of RPF told that after the train reaches Howrah, strict action will be taken against the accused after getting the CCTV footage.
Senior Security Commissioner of RPF in Katihar Railway Division, Kamal Singh said that between Telta and Dalkola stations of Balrampur police station area, stones were pelted at coach number 6 of Vande Bharat Express train by anti-social elements. Due to this, the glass of the window of the train has been broken and damaged. Talked to SP. The accused will be arrested soon.
Stone pelting is not stopping on Vande Bharat
Incidents of stone pelting have come to the fore in many states of the country on Vande Bharat Express, the fastest running train of the country so far. This train was flagged off by PM Narendra Modi last month between Howrah and Newjalpaiguri in West Bengal. Two days after the start of this train, there was an incident of stone pelting near Malda. So far it has been pelted with stones thrice. However, so far no passenger has been hurt by the stones.