Bizarre Bihar story: Thieves gangs take rail engines and unbolt steel bridges
Theft of Bihar rail engines: Thieving gangs keep the Bihar police up at night by stealing various commodities, including pieces of diesel rail engines
Bihar rail engine theft
The Bihar Police are up at night worrying about gangs of criminals stealing diesel and vintage rail engines and unbolting steel bridges. Recently, after discovering the significant heist, the police detained three suspects; nevertheless, it is thought that a number of additional members of the syndicate are still at large.
Recent police raids in Muzaffarpur resulted in the discovery of 13 sacks of rail engine parts. After questioning the three guys who had been arrested, information was acquired to conduct the raid.
The police detained seven suspects on Saturday concerning the rail engine theft case in Bihar’s Barauni. They are accused of stealing engine parts from a yard in Barauni. According to Railways, 95% of the stolen goods have been found.
How the heist was done
A group of thieves took components from a diesel rail engine brought to Barauni’s Garhara yard for repairs earlier this month. Surprisingly, the robbers had excavated a tunnel close to the railway yard through which they transported the stolen goods, including the locomotive pieces, in sacks.
Birendra Kumar, the chief public relations officer for East Central Railway, released a statement clarifying that “no tunnel had been dug” by the “petty robbers” near the yard in Barauni, they “may have sneaked via large cracks in the disintegrating border wall,” he speculated, nonetheless.
Additionally, the CPRO argued that the alleged “stealth of an entire diesel engine” was “not humanly feasible” and that the thieves had fled with “copper cable of a traction motor inside.”
According to allegations, the engineer colluded with other railroad authorities and security personnel to sell the rail engine by using a falsified document from Divisional Mechanical Engineer (DME), Samastipur.
How the case came in front of everyone
Notably, during a joint search operation by the state police, its vigilance wing, the GRP, and the RPF, numerous gunny sacks full of the stolen spare parts were discovered in a junk godown in Muzaffarpur.
The search operation was carried out in response to an FIR filed in Barauni “a week ago, regarding the stealth of an entire diesel engine, which was dismantled part by component”.