Causing death by negligence is one of the charges included in the first information report registered on Monday in connection to the train accident in Balasore, reported ANI. The FIR filed by the Government Railway Police in Odisha names unidentified persons as the accused in the case.
In one of the worst train accidents in India, 278 passengers died and more than 900 were injured after three trains collided into each other on June 2.
Odisha | FIR registered by Government Railway Police (GRP) in Cuttack under sections 153, 154 and 175 of the Railway Act against unknown persons in the Balasore train accident.
FIR was registered following a complaint by SI Papu Kumar Naik of Balasore GRPS pic.twitter.com/67vhxy3Iht
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Besides Section 304A (causing death by negligence), the FIR includes charges under Sections 37 and 38 (related to causing hurt and endangering lives through rash or negligent action) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 153 (unlawful and negligent action endangering lives of Railway passengers ), 154 and 175 (endangering lives) of the Railways Act against unknown persons.
“At present, the culpability of specific railway employees has not been ascertained, which will be unearthed during the investigation,” the FIR states, according to NDTV. The…