Thieves Dig Tunnel, Steal Entire Train Engine Brought For Repair

Recovered objects embrace engine elements, wheels of classic practice engines, police stated. (Representational)


An total diesel engine was stolen half by half from a railway yard in Bihar’s Begusarai district, police stated on Friday.

The thieves dug a tunnel to the yard and began stealing elements, slowly getting rid of the complete engine that was introduced there for repairs, they stated.

“Last week, a case was registered at the Barauni police station for the theft of a diesel engine brought for repairs to the Garhara yard. In the course of the investigation, three people were arrested,” stated PS Dubey, the inspector of Railway Protection Force (RPF), Muzaffarpur.

Based on the knowledge given by them throughout interrogation, searches had been carried out at a scrap godown within the Prabhat Nagar space of Muzaffarpur district and 13 sacks filled with practice elements had been discovered, he stated.

A search is on for the proprietor of the scrap godown, he added.

Recovered objects embrace engine elements, wheels of classic practice engines, and railway elements product of heavy iron, he stated.

“They had dug a tunnel to the railway yard and through it, they used to carry the locomotive parts and other items in sacks,” stated Dubey.

The gang can be concerned in unbolting metal bridges and stealing their elements, he stated.

Last yr, a railway engineer of Samastipur Loco Diesel Shed was suspended after he allegedly offered off an previous steam engine saved on the Purnea court docket premises.

The engineer had allegedly used a solid letter from the divisional mechanical engineer of Samastipur to promote the engine in connivance with different railway officers and safety personnel.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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