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Rajdhani Express hits pillar in Gujarat, none hurt; cops suspect derailment bid


The Mumbai-Hazrat Nizamuddin August Kranti Rajdhani Express practice hit the cement pillar close to Valsad in south Gujarat. An FIR has been lodged on this connection.

A Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express practice hit a cement pillar close to Valsad in south Gujarat, police mentioned, including nobody was injured within the incident. However, they believe some miscreants had positioned the pillar on the railway monitor in an try to derail the premium practice from Mumbai on Friday night.

On being alerted, senior police and railway officers rushed to the spot. A case has been registered in reference to the incident that occurred round 7.10 pm on Friday, a PTI report mentioned.

“The Mumbai-Hazrat Nizamuddin August Kranti Rajdhani Express train hit the cement pillar placed on the railway track close to Atul station near Valsad. After being hit by the train, the pillar got pushed off the track. The incident did not affect the train as it moved on and no passenger was hurt. The loco pilot immediately informed the Atul railway station personnel about it,” an official of Valsad rural police station mentioned.

“Some miscreants had placed the cement pillar on the track. The train hit the pillar, after which the train manager immediately informed the local station master,” Rajkumar Pandian, Range, IG of Surat, advised reporters.

It gave the impression to be a case of an try to derail the practice, he mentioned, including that police are conducting an investigation into the matter.

An FIR was lodged towards unidentified miscreants at Valsad rural police station, and efforts are on to nab the perpetrator utilizing technical surveillance and human intelligence, the Valsad rural police official mentioned.

(With company inputs)

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