MUMBAI: India’s federal police arrested three railway employees on Friday in connection with a deadly train crash last month that killed 292 people, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said.
The arrests were made under Indian penal code sections related to culpable homicide, the source added, requesting anonymity as they were not authorised to speak to the media.
The June 2 crash at Bahanaga Bazar station, in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, also injured more than 1,000 people.
It is India’s worst train crash in more than two decades.
The accident took place when a passenger train hit a stationary freight train, jumped off the tracks and hit another passenger train coming from the opposite direction.
The federal police Central Bureau of Investigation had launched an investigation after registering a case of criminal negligence.
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