Following the initial investigative reports, the central government handed the Odisha Train Accident case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav had earlier indicated that though there were some technical faults that caused this massive accident in Balasore, he also said that these faults appear to be ‘man-made’.
The government has asked CBI to investigate the Odisha train accident. The CBI is a premier investigating agency in India that is tasked with investigating serious crimes, including train accidents.
The CBI has taken over the investigation from the state police. The CBI has said that it will look into all possible angles, including sabotage, human error, and technical failure.
The CBI has already registered a case and has started its investigation into the Odisha Train Accident. The CBI has also collected evidence from the site of the accident and has questioned eyewitnesses. It is expected to submit its report within a few weeks. The report will help the government to take necessary steps to prevent such accidents from happening in the future.
Meanwhile, the opposition parties are calling it a stunt by the BJP government to shift the attention and run away from the responsibilities. Congress Party is maintaining its demand that the Railway Minister should tender his resignation on moral grounds.
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The Odisha train accident is a tragedy that has caused widespread shock and grief. Around 278 people lost their lives and more than 1000 people are struggling with injuries. The CBI’s investigation is important to ensure that the guilty are brought to justice and that such accidents do not happen again.
Here are some of the things that the CBI is likely to look into during its investigation:
- The condition of the tracks and the signals at the time of the accident.
- The actions of the train drivers and the railway staff.
- The possibility of sabotage or human error.
- The possibility of technical failure.
The CBI is also likely to look into the safety measures that are in place on India’s railways. The CBI’s investigation is important to ensure that the guilty are brought to justice and that such accidents do not happen again.