Mumbai: Western Railway on Monday announced the formation of a high-level committee to conduct a thorough inquiry into the recent Jaipur-Mumbai train tragedy. The committee will be led by the Additional Director General of the Railway Protection Force (RPF), as per an ANI report.
Earlier, a case was registered against the RPF jawan who allegedly opened fire, resulting in the tragic deaths of four people.
The FIR has been registered at Borivali Government Railway Police (GRP) in Mumbai against the constable identified as Chetan Kumar under sections 302, Arms Act, and Railway Police Act, said Mumbai GRP.
Four people on-board Jaipur-Mumbai Superfast train were shot dead by a Railway Protection Force (RPF) jawan in Maharashtra on Monday morning, officials said.
According to Western Railways, the constable identified as CT Chetan, opened fire and shot at four passengers, including an RPF assistant sub-inspector (ASI) inside the Jaipur-Mumbai Central Express train after it crossed Palghar Station in Maharashtra.
As per information from Western Railways, the accused constable has been detained along with his weapon.
RPF officials said that the incident took place in the B5 coach of the Jaipur-Mumbai Central Superfast Express (Train number 12956).
According to a statement by the RPF, “It was reported on train no 12956 at 5.23 on 31.7.23 that there had been a firing in B5 coach. It was confirmed that CT Chetan on escort duty, had fired on the escort-in-charge ASI Tika Ram. The train has arrived at BVI and, as per advance information, casualties of three civilians have also been reported, in addition to ASI. Sr DSC BCT is on the way to the site.”
“The constable has been caught by police and DCP North Government Railway Police have been informed. A detailed report to follow,” the RPF statement added.