Bhubaneswar, July 8: A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team on Saturday started interrogation of three Railways officials were arrested in connection to the Balasore triple train tragedy. The CBI on Friday evening arrested senior section engineer (signal) Arun Kumar Mohanta, section engineer (signal) Mohammad Amir Khan and technician Pappu Kumar under sections 304 and 201 of IPC and Section 153 of Railways Act, 1989.

After the arrests, the central agency brought all of them to Bhubaneswar and produced before them in a CBI court here after their health check-up. The CBI got a five-day remand of all the arrested officials for interrogation. Balasore Triple Train Tragedy: CBI Arrests Three People, Including Senior Railways Engineer Arun Kumar Mahanta.

Now, the arrested officials are being interrogated by a special team of the CBI at a police station in the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, the sources added. The CBI had registered the instant case on June, 6 following the request of the Union Ministry of Railways, consent of the Odisha government and further orders from Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) relating to the tragedy. Balasore Train Accident: Senior Section Engineer Among Three Arrested by CBI for Culpable Homicide Not Amounting to Murder.

At least 293 people died and over 1,000 others were injured after Chennai-bound Coromandel Express, Howrah bound SMVP-Howrah Superfast Express and a goods train were involved in a tragic accident near the Bahanaga Bazar railway station on June 2.

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