Odishatv Bureau

Within a few days after its launch, stones were pelted at the Vande Bharat Express near Malda railway station. The window panes of the train connecting Howrah to New Jalpaiguri have been broken in the incident, informed Indian Railways.

An investigation is underway and no passenger have been injured in the incident. A case u/s 154 of the Railways Act has been registered against unidentified persons, informed the Railway.

A controversy earlier erupted at the inauguration ceremony of West Bengal's first Vande Bharat Express on Friday morning as irked by 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans on her arrival Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee refused to share the dais.

Instead, throughout the programme she sat on a chair adjacent to the dais. From here she expressed her condolences over the demise of Heeraben Modi, the mother of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

As soon as the chief minister arrived at the inauguration venue at the Howrah Station on Friday morning, the BJP supporters present there raised 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans.

Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, who was present on the dais, then tried his best to control the BJP supporters and requested them to refrain from shouting slogans.

(With IANS Inputs)