24 Jan 04 : The passengers of UP Kamrup Express (Howrah -
Guwahati) yesterday escaped a major accident near Patuli, a village
near Kalna. The villagers of Patuli noticed a log on the rail line
between Patuli & Belerhat station at around 7 pm yesterday.
The train was scheduled to pass through the area shortly. The
villagers brought the fact into notice of the Station Master of
Patuli. The railway officials rushed to the scenario and removed
the obstruction. The station master said, "It could have
resulted into severe accident as Kamrup Express was scheduled to
pass through the area. We are looking into the fact whether the
same was done some militants on the eve of the Republic Day. Also
it can also be done by dacoits in order to stop the
On contacting, the Inspector in charge, Katwa G.R.P. Biswajit
Choudhury accepted the truth of the incident but didn't agree to
comment on it as the investigation is on.