Monday, November 29, 1999

CBI announces reward on Gyaneshwari train mishap prime accused

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New Delhi/Midnapore, June 17 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday announced a reward of 100,000 each for the information leading to the main accused of the Gyaneshwari Express train mishap case.The CBI has declared a reward for information leading to the arrest of three prominent accused --Umakant Mahto of Banksole, Manoj aka Bapi Mahto of Rasua and Asit Mahto, of Krishnanagar village of West Midnapore District.Posters to for this were release today and will be displayed at prominent places for seeking information about the absconding accused.These posters have been issued in English, Bengali and local Alchiki languages.Any information in this regard can be made available round the clock at Special Crime Branch, CGO Complex, A-wing, DF Block, Salt Lake, Kolkata - 64 and telephone numbers 09674433351, 09051444405, 09051061000, 033-23596119, Fax number 033-23348713, e-mail :, the CBI Director has also constituted a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to look into the professional investigation of the accident and derailment of Train No. 2102 Howrah-Kurla Gyaneshwari Express.In this case, death of more than 140 persons has taken place and several others have been injured.Property worth crores has been damaged or destroyed.The investigation involves close coordination and cooperation between several organizations, agencies and individuals.The JIT will comprise the officers from the CBI, the West Bengal Police, the Railway Protection Force (RPF), Railway Board and forensic experts for carrying out the investigation in a time bound manner. (ANI)

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