The Odisha train crash investigation points “deliberate system interference,” according to railway officials. The probe into the Odisha train accident, which resulted in the deaths of 275 people and more than 1,100 injuries. The case is in the hands of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) now. “CBI can conduct a thorough investigation to identify culprits and motivations of the triple train crash,” railway officials who spoke on the record under the condition of anonymity about the Odisha train accident.
Trains incorrectly received green signals
According to representatives of the railway ministry, the Coromandel Express and the Bengaluru-Howrah Express were traveling on parallel tracks. Their respective speeds were more than 120 kph when the accident occurred. Another senior official who wished to remain anonymous said, “This is because both had received green signals, and the loco pilots were under a misconception that there were no obstacles ahead.”
CBI takes over the investigation into the Odisha train crash
The inquiry into the Odisha train accident, which resulted in the deaths of 275 people and more than 1,100 injuries, is in the hands of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). A preliminary investigation revealed evidence of “deliberate interference” in the signaling system. Which prompted the decision to involve the CBI and called for an in-depth probe by a specialized agency.
After hours, a CBI team arrived at the scene to start the investigation. It will help in determining that whether the Coromandel Express derailment was caused by carelessness or sabotage.
The Balasore GRP case number 64
The CBI will take over the Balasore GRP case number 64 filed by the Odisha Police on June 3, under the established procedure. The case has been filed under several IPC sections. Including those that deal with intentional harm, recklessly endangering lives, and shared motives.
Why CBI is investigating the Odisha train crash case?
According to sources who spoke to TOI, the initial investigation by the railways discovered some kind of “manual tinkering”. This tinkering was done with the “logic” of the interlocking mechanism in the cabin at Bahanaga Bazar station, which manages signaling on the stretch. They claimed that the CBI would assist in determining the rationale behind any tinkering with this “foolproof system.”
When asked what prompted the Railway Board to suggest that the CBI investigate the case, a railway official responded, “It is a highly significant inquiry. Our investigation has yielded a wealth of information, and the depth of the information demanded a specialized investigation. Therefore, a CBI investigation is necessary.”
The investigation by the CBI will reveal the guilty and their motivation: Officials
A professional agency like the CBI would be able to conduct a thorough investigation to help pinpoint the exact culprits and their motivations, according to railway officials who spoke on the record under the condition of anonymity about the triple train crash in Balasore on Monday.