Another arrest in Gyaneswari train disaster


Prime VIP
Kolkata, June 25

On the statement of key accused Bapi Mahto, currently in the CBI custody, another person was arrested from West Midnapore district in connection with the Gyaneswari Express disaster.

Abid Ali, a resident of Manikpara in Jhargram subdivision, was arrested from Kaliakunda last night, the police said. Ali’s link with Maoists was being ascertained, it said.

He is the eighth person to be arrested for the May 28 disaster that claimed 148 lives. Amiya Mahato, a close associate of Bapi Mahato, was earlier arrested from Koimasoli village, near here, on Wednesday night.