Railway Board forms high-level panel to probe Mumbai train firing incidenttext_fields
Mumbai: The Railway Board has set up a five-member committee to conduct a "comprehensive inquiry" into the incident in which an RPF constable allegedly shot dead four persons on a train.
The members of the high-level committee, have reached Mumbai and they are expected to meet officials concerned, on Tuesday, authorities said.
The incident took place on Monday on the Jaipur-Mumbai Central Express train. RPF constable Chetan Singh allegedly shot dead his senior, Assistant Sub-Inspector Tikaram Meena, and three other passengers near Palghar station on Mumbai's outskirts, officials said.
The probe committee comprises principal chief security commissioners of the Western Railway and the Central Railway, principal chief commercial manager of the North Western Railway, principal chief medical director of the North Central Railway and principal chief personnel officer of the West Central Railway.
According to railway officials, the panel has been asked to submit its report on the train firing incident to the Railway Board in the next three months.
"An ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh has been announced for the passengers who died in this unfortunate incident. The family of ASI Tikaram will receive dues as per service rules," a statement from the Western Railway said.
Following the incident, accused constable Chetan Singh was nabbed with his weapon while trying to flee after passengers pulled the chain of the train which stopped near Mira Road station (on the Mumbai suburban network).
With inputs from PTI