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Railway Engineer Tries To Sell Off Vintage Engine As "Scrap", Suspended


Bihar Railway Engineer Tries To Sell Off Vintage Engine As 'Scrap', Suspended

An FIR towards 7 folks has been registered within the case.

Samastipur/Purnea:

A railway engineer in Bihar has been suspended and booked for making an attempt to illegally dump a classic steam engine as “scrap”, a senior official mentioned on Tuesday.

In accordance with Alok Agrawal, DRM of Samastipur Division underneath East Central Railway, an FIR was registered on the day prior to this towards seven individuals, together with the engineer Rajiv Ranjan Jha, at Banmankhi in Purnea district.

The matter entails a metre gauge engine stationed in Purnea for public show which Mr Jha was caught making an attempt to get dismantled on December 14 with a gasoline cutter which was being dealt with by helper Sushil Yadav.

When a sub-inspector deployed on the RPF outpost, MM Rehman, got here to investigate, the engineer brandished a letter claiming that the Divisional Mechanical Engineer had ordered that scrap materials from the engine be taken to the diesel locomotive shed close by.

Mr Jha additionally wrote a memo confirming the identical to Mr Rehman earlier than leaving the spot with scrap materials laden on a choose up van.

The lid was blown off the racket a day later when RPF personnel Sangita delivered to the discover of her superiors that the scrap had not reached the diesel shed.

Additional investigation revealed that no order for transportation of scrap had been issued and the letter which Mr Jha was armed with, was pretend.

“Evidently, Jha had struck an unlawful scrap deal. He, together with Yadav, is on the run. They are going to be tracked down by RPF and face authorized motion as per Railway Property Act,” mentioned the DRM.

The RPF sub inspector posted on the diesel shed, Virendra Dwivedi, has additionally been suspended for being lax.

In the meantime, BP Mandal, Inspector, RPF, Purnea, mentioned the hydra crane used within the criminal activity has been seized from the city’s Gulabbag space.

He additionally mentioned raids had been being performed to arrest Mr Jha, together with his residence in Patna the place his spouse works as a nurse.

Efforts had been on to hint the fabric which may have been transported as scrap and the supplier with whom Mr Jha and his accomplices had been doing enterprise.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by wantpassport workers and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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