Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police Sulkhan Singh today asked the Anti-Terrorist Squad to assist in the probe initiated into pandrol clips gone missing from a railway track before the arrival of an express train.
As many as 77 pandrol clips, used in holding together railway tracks and concrete sleepers, were yesterday found missing between Badshah Nagar and Daliganj railway stations here just before the arrival of Kaifiat Express heading to Delhi from Azamgarh, North Eastern Railway (NER) PRO Alok Srivastava said.
The missing clips were detected by railway patrol staff Shiv Shankar and Sanjay, who immediately informed higher authorities.
An FIR has been registered in this regard against unidentified persons at Mahanagar police station here.
"The ATS has been asked to assist in the probe," IG (ATS) Asim Arun said.
According to railway officials, timely detection averted a major accident.
Train movement on the line was stopped for an hour.
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