Chennai, May 1 UNI | 3 months ago

The Government Railway Police (GRP) today registered a case on the twin blasts that rocked the Bangalore-Guwuhati Superfast express in which a woman was killed and 14 injured, and handed over the investigation to the Crime Branch-CID wing of the Tamil Nadu police.

Inspector General of Police, Railways Ms Seema Agarwal told UNI that "a case has been registered and it was handed over to the CB-CID for investigation".

She said cases were registered under Secs 3, 4, 5 of the Explosives Substances Act, read with Secs 382 (Theft after preparation made for causing death, hurt or restraint in order to the committing of the theft), 325 (Punishment for voluntarily causing grievous hurt), 326 (Voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 307 (attempt to murder) of the IPC, which was converted to 302 (punishment for murder) of the IPC, read with Sec 151 of the Railways Act.

Cases under 382 of IPC were registered following complaints some people are indulging in thefts, under the guise of assisting the police while checking the passengers and their personal belongings while allowing them to board the trains.

Asked about some TV channels claiming that the bombs might have been planted in train after it reached the Chennai Central Station and the police were analysing the footages of the CCTV cameras installed in the railway station premises, Ms Seema said the CB-CID was investigating the case.

"I don't know anything about that. We have transferred the case to the CB-CID. They are investigating the case," she added.

Earlier. soon after the blasts, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa ordered a CB-CID probe into the incident and said all the perpetrators of the crime would be brought to book.

(Posted on 01-05-2014)