Delhi-Bhagalpur Express was attacked by armed robbers in a Naxal affected area in the Malda division of West Bengal. Valuables worth around Rs 3 lakh were looted from the passengers. The robbers used the alarm chain to stop the train near Dhanauri station in between Kiul and Jamalpur section and looted the passengers on last Wednesday night, the railway said on Thursday.
A case was registered in this regard when ten passengers lodged their complaints with the Government Railway Police in Jamalpur. The value of looted valuables is approximate of Rs 3 lakh. The criminals had country-made pistols, however, no firing incident was reported, the railway said.
The railways further added that no passenger reported any major injury or stabbing. The incident occurred in a Naxal-affected area and the Railway Protection Force (RPF) is coordinating with local police and the Government Railway Police (GRP) in this regard. “RPF is increasing vigil in inter-zonal areas where these incidents have happened. Special squad formed to catch the gang may include plain cover policemen as well,” the railways said.