2 arrested for pelting stones at Rourkela-Puri Vande Bharat Express

Bhubaneswar: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) today arrested two persons for allegedly pelting stones at the Vande Bharat Express between Meramandali and Budhapank railway stations in Angul-Dhenkanal Railway Section of the East Coast Railway (ECoR) which had damaged the windowpane of Executive Chair Car Coach and created panic among the passengers on Sunday evening.

A window pane of the Rourkela-Puri Vande Bharat Express was damaged after the accused duo allegedly threw stones at the semi-high-speed train running between Rourkela and Puri. The incident took place on the evening of November 26 between Budhapank and Meramandali railway stations when the train was travelling towards Bhubaneswar.

The RPF post at Talcher and the Crime Investigation Branch (CIB) of RPF at Khurda Road jointly conducted an ambush check to nab the miscreants. During such raid and ambush, at around 5.30 pm they detained two outsiders from the spot.

On confronting them about their purpose to come to such an isolated place by the side of the railway track, they admitted that they had come to that place and pelted stones on Vande Bharat Express for fun after consuming alcohol and confessed their guilt.

The accused persons were arrested in the above-mentioned case U/S 153, 145(C) & 147 of the Railway Act. Both were forwarded to the JMFC in Dhenkanal later in the day.

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