The RPF of NF.Railway traced out a person from train who fled from the quarantine centre at Kerala

Maligaon, March 19: The  Railway Protection Force of NFR successfully traced out a person from train number 13175 Kanchanjungha Express who fled from the quarantine centre at Kerala. RPF and NFR on getting information from Addl. SP of Marigaon district that a person belonging to that district jumped quarantine at Kerala, swung into action immediately.

The RPF team lead by Inspector,CIB, Rangiya Shri Pavan Kumar along with train escort party and striking force conducted a massive search of the Kanchanjungha Express when the train arrived platform no – 3 in New Bongaigaon station at 00-53 hrs today.

The RPF team was helped by the Commercial departmental team during search. Finally the searching team was able to locate one person namely Sariful Islam aged about 24 yrs son of Abdul Latif of Vill- Mikirgaon, Lawarighat Dist- Morigaon (Assam) from inside the General coach No – ER-14425 second from guard van.

On interrogation he stated that he fled away from Quarantine Centre at Kerala and travelled by train from Parak to Chennai and from Chennai to Howrah by Howrah mail. From Sealdah the person was travelling by train number 13175 UP Sealdah – Silchar Kanchanjungha Express and was supposed to get down at Guwahati station for going to Morigaon.

He was immediately detrained from the coach at New Bongaigaon. Later on medical team of Railway Hospital and  New Bongaigaon attended and conducted screening test of the said person. After departure of the said train from New Bongaigaon station at about 02.08 hrs today, the above person was shifted to Railway Hospital and New Bongaigaon by Railway ambulance with proper medical protocol.

The said person was kept in Isolation ward of Railway Hospital and New Bongaigaon for further medical observation. Guarding by RPF and GRP personnel has been provided to prevent him from escaping again.

All the passengers of the said coach was medically screened by Railway doctors before the train left and all of them have been advised to go for home quarantine as per norms.

As a preventive measure, screening test of all the passengers travelling by train No. 13175 express, Ex. Sealdah – Silchar and detraining at the scheduled stoppages of the train are being conducted. In case of any suspect of corona virus infected passengers are detected, he/she will be shifted to isolation ward and the remaining passengers will be alerted for home quarantine.




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