5 UP railway officers get courtroom notices over practice accident in 2017

Muzaffarnagar, August 13

A neighborhood courtroom in Muzaffarnagar issued notices on Thursday in opposition to 5 railway officers, a few of them not in service, to seem in reference to the Kalinga Utkal practice accident that left 23 individuals lifeless in 2017.

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Mukeem Ahmad issued the notices in opposition to the officers and directed them to seem in courtroom on October 17.

According to prosecution, the Deputy Superintendent of Police of the Government Railway Police had filed a cost sheet final month in opposition to the then senior part engineer Inderjit Singh, the then junior engineer Pradeep Kumar, the then station grasp Prakash Chand, the then part controller PV Taneja and hammer man Jitendra.

They have been charged beneath a number of sections of the Indian Penal Code, together with Sections 304A (inflicting dying by negligence) and 147 (rioting).

It is learnt that Northern Railway has earlier taken motion in opposition to these officers with Pradeep Kumar dismissed from service, PV Taneja and Prakash Chand compulsorily retired whereas a warning was issued to Inderjit Singh.

The Kalinga Utkal Express was on its means from Puri in Odisha to Haridwar (Uttarakhand) when 14 coaches of the practice derailed at Khatauli city within the district on August 19, 2017, killing 23 individuals and injuring over 100. PTI

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