Pukhrayan (UP), November 21, 2016: Some of the passengers who were injured in the Indore-Patna Express, train derailment here on Monday mysteriously received cash, and they were mostly in the denomination of scrapped Rs 500 notes, while they were in a hospital.
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On knowing the matter, the authorities promised to look into the matter.
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Commissioner of Kanpur Zone Iftikharuddin said that he will get the matter inquired by the Chief Medical Officer of Mati Hospital in Kanpur Dehat district where such cases were reported.
According to PTI, “Over 120 passengers were killed and more than 200 injured, nearly half of them grievously, when 14 coaches of Indore-Patna Express derailed here in Kanpur rural area in the wee hours today due to suspected rail fracture.”
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Among those who received Rs 5000 cash were by some unknown people were Asha Mishra and Anil. Both of them were given 10 notes of Rs 500, which are no more valid.
One of the relatives of one of the injured claimed that the person who gave the money told her that the cash was given to them by the railways.
However, there was no confirmation as to whether the money was actually sent by the railways or not.
A BJP leader R P Singh said, “We don’t know really who distributed it, whether it was some political party or employees of the railways. I immediately tweeted to (Railways Minister) Suresh Prabhu and got confirmation from him that he will look into this matter.”
While commenting on the development, he termed it as “very sad” development. he said, “If railway authorities have done it, even then it is sad and if some politician has done it, then it’s more upsetting because you can’t rub salt on people’s wounds.
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He further added, “If railway authorities have done it, even then it is sad and if some politician has done it, then it’s more upsetting because you can’t rub salt on people’s wounds.
by NewsGram team with PTI inputs