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Cement Pillar Laid On Rajdhani Express Tracks In Suspected Derailment Bid

Ahmedabad: The Mumbai-Hazrat Nizamuddin August Kranti Rajdhani Express hit a cement pillar allegedly place on the railway track by some miscreants close to Atul station near Valsad in south Gujarat, police officials informed on Saturday.

Pillar got pushed off the track and the train moved on. No passenger was hurt.

“Some miscreants had placed the cement pillar on the track. The train hit the pillar, after which the train manager immediately informed the local station master,” Rajkumar Pandian, Range, IG of Surat, told mediapersons.

Police suspect that the incident, which took place around 7.10 pm on Friday, was an attempt to derail the Delhi-bound train. A case has been registered in this connection.