Kerala DGP orders officials to hand over details of case of train arson to NIAtext_fields
Thiruvananthapuram: The state crime branch has been ordered by Kerala's police chief to provide the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which recently took over the case, with the investigation's findings in the recent train arson incident.
An order from DGP Anil Kant on Thursday stated that the crime case, which was registered under different sections of the Indian Penal Code, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the Railway Act, and the Explosive Substance Act, has been approved for transfer to the Kochi unit of the NIA with immediate effect.
The crime branch superintendent of Malappuram, the investigating officer, is directed to hand over the “CD files, connected records and properties of the case” to the central agency in due course of time, the order said.
Three people, including a baby, died in the train arson incident in Kozhikode district, which had shocked the country earlier this month.
On the night of April 2, accused Shahrukh Saifi had set his co-passengers on fire onboard the Alappuzha-Kannur Executive Express train when it reached Korapuzha bridge near Elathur in Kozhikode.
Nine people had suffered burn injuries in the incident while three, including the toddler, were found dead on the tracks. Police suspect that they fell while trying to escape from the fire.
With PTI inputs