अक्तूबर 18, 2010

Villagers disrupt rail traffic

Sirsa, May 14
The Government Railway Police has registered a case after villagers stopped two passenger trains at the Suchan railway station in this district today.

The villagers first stopped a passenger train that came from Sirsa and was heading towards Hisar.
In the meantime, the Kisan Express that came from the opposite direction was also stopped by villagers. The villagers were demanding removal of a goods train standing on the railway station for the past over 24 hours. “A goods train has been standing at the village station since Wednesday evening and has blocked the railway crossing. Villagers, especially schoolchildren, have been facing difficulty in going past the railway lines on vehicles,” alleged Roshan Suchan, state convener of the All-India Students Federation and resident of the village.
He said the engine of the goods train had been sent somewhere and there was no chance of its early removal. Later, Sirsa SDM Satish Jain reached there with a police force and persuaded villagers to let the trains proceed towards their destinations. The GRP has registered a case under Sections 341, 186 , 148 and 149 (rioting) of the IPC and Section 156 of the Indian Railways Act against the villagers.