This morning a big railway tragedy was avoided when three teenagers caught a man who was removing fish plates from Ghaziabad-Meerut railway track near Murad Nagar railway station. A very important train the Mumbai-Dehradoon express was about to pass from the tracks just minutes later. But after his arrest the train was halted at the previous station till tracks were repaired again.
Police is currently interrogating Fukran, though they have not been able to find any ulterior motives just yet.
“We have called the local intelligence units. We have also informed the UP anti-terrorism squad. So far, we have not been able to ascertain any ulterior motive on Furkan’s part,” SC Dubey, superintendent of police, GRP Moradabad, said, adding that the man has been booked for damaging property.
“If anything serious is revealed, we will consider booking Furkan under more stringent sections. The man said he removed the fish plates to buy wheat flour,” Dubey added.
The teenagers named Shiva, Tushar and Sachin saw Fukran sitting on the tracks nearly 800 meters ahead of Murad Nagar Railway station. They said he asked them for their mobile phones to make a call but they refused. When the teenagers noticed removed fish Plates they beaten him, and brought him to police station where he was handed over to GRP and Railway Protection Force (RPF).
In past various people have raised doubts over growing railway accidents in the country. Many suspected that causing railway accidents by tampering with tracks could be a new tactics of the terrorist.