Locomotive driver stops passenger train for an hour in Bihar for ‘banned’ drink | Railway News

A locomotive driver stopped a passenger train for an hour at Hasanpur railway station in Samastipur district of Bihar for the ‘banned’ drink. The train, which normally stops at Hasanpur for two minutes, was parked for an hour on the evening of May 2. It was only after the passengers protested that the railway officers learned of the pilot’s act.

Passenger train number 05278 started its journey from Samastipur railway station at 4:05 p.m. Monday and reached Hasanpur at 5:45 p.m. The last destination of the train is Saharsa which normally arrives at 8:30 p.m.

“As the passengers were protesting at the station, we went to the driver’s cabin. Co-pilot Karamveer Yadav alias Munna had disappeared from the engine room,” said Manoj Kumar Chaudhary, station master of Hasanpur station.

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“We received reports that a person was rowdying in Hasanpur market while intoxicated. When we got there, we arrested him. He was identified as Karamveer Yadav, locomotive driver of the train stationed at Hasanpur. We also recovered half a bottle of alcohol in his possession. Accordingly, we arrested him and informed senior officials,” he said.

Following the incident, Alok Agrawal, the Divisional Director of Railways (DRM) of Samastipur Zone, called a high-level meeting with senior officials.

After Karamveer Yadav was found intoxicated, a loco driver VC Rajkumar, who was on leave but was traveling on the same train and traveling to Saharsa, was charged. The train finally left Hasanpur station at 6:45 p.m.

(With contributions from IANS)

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