Bihar: The Vande Bharat Express train running between New Jalpaiguri-Howrah was targeted by stone-pelters in Katihar, Bihar. The incident took place on Friday, with stones causing damage to the windowpane of coach C-6.
This is not the first time the Vande Bharat Express train has been targeted, with similar incidents having occurred in other parts of the country. However, no passengers have been harmed in any of the incidents so far.
Incident reported by RPF escort party and matter is investigated thoroughly
The incident was reported by the escort party and the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Government Railway Police (GRP) have been alerted. RPF's Senior Security Commissioner Kamal Singh confirmed the incident and has confirmed that the incident site comes under Balrampur police station area of Katihar district. He also appealed to the local Superintendent of Police (SP) for cooperation in finding and arresting the individuals responsible for the stone pelting.
The senior official of RPF stated that after the train reaches Howrah, strict action will be taken against the accused after getting the CCTV footage. The RPF inspector has reached the spot and investigated the matter.
PM Modi flagged the Vande Bharat Express in West Bengal last month
This incident poses a serious safety concern for passengers and raises questions about the security measures in place to protect the train and its passengers. The Vande Bharat Express train is a flagship project of the Indian Railways and has been flagged off by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month between Howrah and New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal.
However, the incidents of stone pelting on the train have continued to occur despite the efforts of the Indian Railways and law enforcement agencies to prevent them.
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