HC Deb 22 April 1913 vol 52 cc250-1W
Sir J. D. REES

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he can give the House any information regarding attempts to derail trains in India during the current month?


On the 2nd, 3rd and 6th April successive attempts were made unsuccessfully near Berhampore to derail trains on the Bengal-Nagpur railway by putting boulders on the line. On the 10th April a goods train on the East India railway was derailed near Kurja by the removal of a rail; no one was injured. On the 14th a mail train ran into boulders on the Eastern Bengal railway. No evidence has been obtained as to the identity or motives of the guilty persons. Such attempts I am informed are often attributable to quarrels in which gangmen are concerned.

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