2 Arrested For Pelting Stones At Rourkela-Puri Vande Bharat Express

Bhubaneswar: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) on Tuesday arrested two persons for allegedly pelting stones at Rourkela-Puri Vande Bharat Express train.

The windowpane of Executive Chair Car Coach was damaged in the stone pelting between Meramandali and Budhapank railway stations in Angul-Dhenkanal Railway Section of the East Coast Railway (ECoR) on Sunday evening.

The ECoR had taken the matter seriously and assigned the case to RPF and Government Railway Police (GRP). Both the security wings of the Railways with the help of the local police had started investigation.

The RPF post at Talcher and the Crime Investigation Branch (CIB) of RPF at Khurda Road launched an operation to nab the miscreants. On Tuesday evening, they detained two persons from an isolated spot beside the train tracks.

During questioning, the duo admitted that they had pelted stones at Vande Bharat Express for fun after consuming liquor. Both accused have been forwarded to the JMFC court in Dhenkanal after the arrest.

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