Thieves steal train engine from Bihar railway yard | So Good News


An entire diesel engine was stolen piece by piece from a railway yard in Bihar’s Begusarai district, police said on Friday.

The thieves dug a tunnel to the farm and began stealing parts, slowly removing the entire engine that was brought there for repair, they said. “Last week, a case was registered at the Barauni police station for theft of a diesel engine brought for repair to the Garhara farm. During the course of investigation, three persons were arrested,” said PS Dubey, the inspector of the Railway Protection Force (RPF), Muzaffarpur.

Based on the information provided by them during interrogation, a search was conducted at a scrap yard in Prabhat Nagar area of ​​Muzaffarpur district and 13 sacks full of train parts were found, he said.

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

Items include engine parts, wheels of old train engines and railway parts made of heavy iron, he said. “They had dug a tunnel to the railway yard and through it they used to carry locomotive parts and other items in sacks,” Dubey said.

The gang also helps loosen steel bridges and steal their parts, he said.

Last year, a railway engineer at Samastipur Loco Diesel Shed was suspended after he allegedly sold an old steam engine kept at the Purnea court premises.

The engineer had allegedly used a forged letter from the divisional mechanical engineer at Samastipur to sell the engine in connivance with other railway officials and security personnel.


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