New Delhi, July 2: In a bizarre incident, a man travelling in Shatabdi Express from Delhi was booked for allegedly pulling the chain so that his mother could finish her breakfast before getting down. Reports inform that the incident took place when man and his mother were travelling in the New Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express on Sunday. According to a report by Hindustan Times, the man, who pulled the chain has been identified as Manish Arora of East Delhi. He pulled the chain at Mathura Junction so that his mother could finish her breakfast before they alighted onto the platform. Indian Railways Likely to Disable Emergency Chain Pulling System in Trains That Pass Through Bihar; Here’s Why.
Arora was nabbed and booked under section 141 of the Railways Act. Reports inform that, the main was later, released on bail. CB Prasad, station house officer, Railway Protection Force (RPF), Mathura was quoted in the HT report saying that the passengers were travelling in the C-8 coach of the train and had to get down at Mathura. “They were served breakfast in Delhi but Manish’s mother had still not finished her meal by the time the train arrived at Mathura Junction. Manish chose to pull the chain and make it halt for extra minutes before they got down,” Prasad added.
The RPF official further informed that the man confessed the crime and admitted to pulling the chain. During interrogation, the man said he did so to allow his mother extra time to finish the breakfast that was served in the train. “Manish Arora was booked for unauthorised interference in the conduct of railways. He was granted bail and allowed to go with his mother and another relative,” said Prasad.
The report further informs that the accused would be required to be present before the railway magistrate on a given date and pay the due penalty for the crime. The official added saying that non payment of penalty can lead to imprisonment.