Odishatv Bureau

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday sealed the rented house of railway signal JE Amir Khan who along with his family is no longer staying in the said house.

The tragic accident at Bahanaga in Balasore has resulted in the deaths of 292 passengers so far.

Who is Railway Signal JE Amir Khan?

Signal JE Amir Khan was working under the Soro section.

Khan and his family members were staying at a rented house which has now been sealed by the CBI.

CBI had earlier questioned him during the course of their investigation at an undisclosed location.

The CBI team had left Balasore on June 16 after investigating. However, the team suddenly returned on Monday to seal the house of Amir Khan.

Later, the CBI team arrived at  Bahanaga Station Master's house in Tentei Chhak under Soro Block for further investigation into the tragic train accident.

On the other hand, earlier this month, the CBI registered a case in connection with the train mishap at Bahanaga on Friday (June 2).

The case has been registered on the request of the Ministry of Railways, consent of the Odisha Government, and further orders from the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), after the train accident involving Coromandel Express, Yashwantpur-Howrah Express and a goods train at Bahanaga Bazar on June 2, 2023, the CBI informed.

Is Sabotage Possible?

While the CBI investigation is underway, Khordha Road DRM, Rinkesh Roy had earlier suspected ‘physical tampering’ behind the accident.

“There was a green signal on the main line. The signal is usually green when all the pre-conditions required for the signal to go green are perfect. If any of the pre-conditions are not fulfilled, the signal can never turn green unless and until anyone physically tampers with the signal system. But, from the data records, it shows that when Coromandel Express was reaching the station, the signal was green, but the train moved to the loop line,” said Roy.

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