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BJP Chief Roopa Ganguly Calls for CBI Probe Into Bengal Practice Derailment

Kolkata, Jan 14: BJP chief Roopa Ganguly on Friday demanded a CBI probe into the derailment of the Bikaner-Guwahati Specific in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri and claimed there had been no “unhealthy information” about trains for years, but just ahead of assembly polls an accident has occurred. Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Goa are going to polls from next month.

West Bengal BJP president Sukanta Majumdar, however, said there should be no controversy over a human tragedy and the cause of the accident will be known once the probe is completed. At least nine people were killed and 36 injured after 12 coaches of the Bikaner-Guwahati Express went off the rails near Domohani in Alipurduar subdivision of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) on Thursday. Some of the coaches overturned or were found mounted on top of one another.

“Can the train get derailed on its own? Does the rail track understand the polls are due soon? There had not been any bad news about trains for years. A CBI probe should be ordered. One should not play with human lives,” Ganguly stated in a submit on her official Fb account. In response to the NFR, 1,053 passengers had been on board the prepare on the time of the derailment.

Majumdar stated there ought to be no controversy on the difficulty as Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has already spoken on it. “There shouldn’t be any controversy over the human tragedy. The (railway) minister has already spoken on the difficulty. A probe will set up the trigger (of the accident),” the state BJP chief said.

Earlier in the day, Vaishnaw visited the train accident site in Jalpaiguri and said that preliminary reports suggest there was “some issue” with the tools of the locomotive. He stated the precise cause behind the accident shall be ascertained solely after dismantling the engine’s tools.

Requested about Ganguly’s demand, Trinamool Congress spokesperson Kunal Ghosh stated the BJP chief was contradicting the railway minister and a high-level probe ought to be ordered into the incident. “The tragic incident shouldn’t be politicised. She (Ganguly) has contradicted the railway minister who has not indicated what she has stated. Railways comes below the Centre. Let there be a high-level probe,” he said.

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