Another train derailment attempt foiled, miscreants try to cut rail track on Chandausi-Bahjoi section in UP

An alert gangman informed rail authorities about an attempt by miscreants to cut tracks between Chandausi-Bahjoi. Police and GRP have launched a probe into the incident that happened in Moradabad Division of Northern Railway in Uttar Pradesh!

CHANDAUSI: A major rail disaster was averted in Uttar Pradesh today after a gangman alerted the authorities of an attempt by miscreants to cut the track. The incident took place between Chandausi and Bahjoi.

“At 06:45 am, keyman Somveer of Gate No 1 reported attempt to cut rail by miscreants at km 72/4-5 in block section Chandausi-Bahjoi,” a railway official said.

Soon after the information, local police and GRP rushed to the spot and recovered tools used in the attempted sabotage. Dog squad and a forensic team were also rushed to the spot.

The police have initiated an investigation to nab the culprits behind the train derailment attempt.

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