Jamui, Bihar: There's been yet another train robbery in Bihar, the second one within the last three days.
Armed robbers looted cash and valuables worth Rs 1.5 lakh from passengers of the 3049 Howrah Amritsar Express near Simultala railway station in Bihar's Jamui district on Sunday night, official sources said.
The dacoits numbering about 25 reportedly boarded the train at Simultala station when it had stopped there and looted the passengers of one AC coach and one general coach.
The robbers pulled the chain and alighted from the train between Simultala and Lahaban station under Asansol division of Eastern Railway.
The train remained stranded there for over two hours before resuming journey to Jhajha, where an FIR was lodged.
The incident came barely 48 hours after dacoits assaulted and looted passengers of 3111 up Sealdah-New Delhi Lal Quila Express in Bihar's Lakhisarai district, injuring 21 people including a GRP personnel. (With PTI Inputs)
Story first published:
August 09, 2010 07:52 IST