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Gyaneshwari Exp: CBI arrests another suspect

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Last Updated: August 01, 2010, 12:35 IST

Gyaneshwari Exp: CBI arrests another suspect

Lakshman Mahato was held from Kusumghati village in Jhargram police station for removing the pandrol clips which holds the Railway tracks with the sleepers.

Jhargram (WB): The CBI on Sunday arrested a suspected member of the Maoist-backed People's Committee against Police Atrocity (PCPA) for allegedly tampering railway tracks in West Midnapore that led to the May 28 Gyaneshwari Express disaster that killed 148 passengers.

"Lakshman Mahato was arrested from Kusumghati village in Jhargram police station for removing the pandrol clips which holds the railway tracks with the sleepers," said Superintendent of Police (Jhargram) Pravin Tripathy.

He is the 10th person arrested in the case, the police said, adding the pro-Maoist activist was being interrogated.

This is the first arrest made by CBI in Gyaneshwari train accident the investigation of which was handed over to the premier probe agency from the CID.

Mahato, 26, had been absconding since the accident on May 28.
first published:August 01, 2010, 12:35 IST
last updated:August 01, 2010, 12:35 IST