After 10 days of search, Kasaragod police arrest lady who tried to ‘smash’ prepare – The New Indian Categorical


By categorical information service

Kasaragod: Kasaragod police arrested a 22-year-old lady from Tamil Nadu’s Kallakurichi district for attempting to sabotage a prepare by inserting a metal bar with a heavy concrete base on the railway observe.

Regardless of critical fees being leveled in opposition to him, by which he might face rigorous imprisonment of no less than three years, police keep that Kanakavalli’s motives weren’t malicious.

Bekal Station Home Officer Inspector Vipin U.P.

Kanakavalli, who has solely studied until class II and is the mom of a five-year-old little one, is a scrap collector. All he had in thoughts was to chop the concrete base and take the metallic piece price Rs 1,000 residence.
“She did not know that maintaining such a heavy metallic piece on the railway observe might derail the prepare,” the official stated.

However Kanakavalli’s impeccable plan had put the whole police equipment and the Railway Safety Drive on its toes. Residents noticed metal bars on the tracks close to Kottikulam railway station on Monday, August 22.

On the identical day, miscreants threw stones at a passing prepare at Chittari, 8 km to the north, beer bottles at Kottikulam and stones have been discovered on railway tracks close to Kumbla.

Kanakavalli, a local of Tamil Nadu’s Kallakurichi district, had laid a metallic bar with a heavy concrete base on the railway observe close to Kottikulam railway station in Kasaragod on August 22. (photograph | eps)

“When all of it occurred collectively, we could not rule out a much bigger conspiracy,” the inspector stated.

The District Police, Railway Safety Drive and Railway Police collectively fashioned a squad. On 24 August, Railway Divisional Safety Commissioner Jitin B Raj reached Kasaragod, reviewed the progress of the investigation and visited the positioning at Kottikulam.

As of late the members of the particular squad have been patrolling the railway tracks within the guise of scrap collectors. He noticed drug-addicted, aimless youth and lazy folks on the aspect of the railway tracks. “Nobody knew who had put up the metal bar on the tracks,” an official stated.

In the meantime, the Kumbla police discovered that the stones on the tracks have been positioned by faculty kids and so they have been let off with a warning.

On Wednesday, when the squad members have been patrolling the tracks, Kanakavalli appeared earlier than them. “Once we requested him in regards to the metal bar, we discovered him suspicious and we instantly took him to the police station,” Vipin stated.

On questioning, he confessed to having metallic on the tracks. The police charged him underneath part 150 of the Railways Act, 1989. A courtroom despatched him to judicial custody for 15 days.

Requested if the police couldn’t have let him off with a warning, an official stated the act was critical.

“It might have derailed a prepare. However there’s not a lot proof in opposition to him. We solely have his self-accusatory assertion. He is not going to be convicted,” the official stated.


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