Puri: Ramachandran Subhas, who was arrested in connection with the fire mishap in three trains at Puri railway station, has confessed to the crime. The Puri Railway Protection Force (RPF), probing the train burning incident, on Monday claimed to have collected important clues from CCTV footage at the station and said the arrested Tamil Nadu resident was the main culprit in the mishap.
Besides Subhas, the investigating agency believes that many others are involved in the crime directly and indirectly. Meanwhile, the Puri Government Railway Police (GRP) has sought from a local court to take Subhas on a remand of 10 days for further interrogation to extract more information from him.
Notably, five bogies of three empty stationary trains were damaged as a major fire broke out in quick succession at Puri railway station on Thursday. However, no one was injured in the incident as no passengers were on board at the time of the accident. The fire broke out in New Delhi-Puri Nandankanan Express, Tirupati Express and Puri-Howrah Express when the trains were stationary at the railway station.
Subas was loitering near the burning coach of Nandankanan Express. A knife, a blade and a match box were seized from him.