Rail officer suspended for delay in dispatching PM’s vehicles

Bilaspur: A parcel supervisor of Bilaspur division of South East Central Railway was yesterday suspended for the delay in transportation of bullet-proof vehicles of prime minister Narendra Modi’s convoy to New Delhi after his visit to Chhattisgarh two days ago.

“The action has been taken against Parcel Supervisor B K Chanda following an enquiry conducted into the incident,” Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of South East Central Railway, R K Agrawal, said.

The prime minister was in Chhattisgarh on a day-long visit on May 9.

“After the PM’s visit, his convoy vehicles were to be transported to New Delhi via rail route in two wagon kits. One of the wagon kits was to be attached with the Delhi-bound Utkal Express on Sunday while another in the same train on yesterday,” Agrawal said.

However, owing to some communication lapse yesterday, the wagon kit was not attached to the train, following which the security officials informed the railway officials in this connection, he said.

“Keeping in view the seriousness of the incident, an enquiry was ordered and based on the findings, the Parcel Supervisor was suspended and a chargesheet was issued to him,” Agrawal said.