Court issues notice to five railway officials over Kalinga Utkal train accident

  • | Thursday | 13th August, 2020

Additional chief judicial magistrate Mukeem Ahmed issued the notices against the officials and directed them to appear in court on October 17.

A local court in Muzaffarnagar issued notices on Thursday against five Railway officials, some of them no longer in service, to appear in connection with Kalinga Utkal train accident that left 23 people dead in 2017.

Additional chief judicial magistrate Mukeem Ahmed issued the notices against the officials and directed them to appear in court on October 17.

According to prosecution, the Deputy Superintendent of Police of the Government Railway Police had filed a charge sheet last month against than against the then senior section engineer Indrajeet Singh, the then junior engineer Pradeep Kumar, the then station master Prakash Chandra, the then station controller PV Taneja and hammer man Jeetendra.

They were charged under several sections of the IPC, including section 304A(causing death by negligence) and 147 (rioting).

The Kalinga Utkal Express was on its way from Puri in Odisha to Haridwar (Uttarakhand) when 114 coaches of the train derailed at Khatauli district on Aug 19, 2017 killing 23 people and injuring over 100.



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