In yet another incident, stones were pelted on the Vande Bharat train in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. According to the news agency ANI, the incident occurred when the train was stationed for maintenance. Also, this was the same train that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was scheduled to flag off on January 19.
As per Divisional Railway Manager, the glass pane of a coach of Vande Bharat express was damaged near Kancharapalem, Visakhapatnam and added a probe is already underway.
Vande Bharat stone pelting incidents turned political
Earlier, in the first week of the month, newly inaugurated Howrah-New Jalpaiguri semi-high-speed train was vandalised by some miscreant. The incident was reported merely two days after PM Modi flagged off the train via video conferencing.
Later, the Eastern Railways stated that after scanning video footage, it was found that the stone-throwing incident on the train took place in Malda district on January 2 and in the Kishanganj district of Bihar the next day.
Soon after the video surfaced, the West Bengal chief minister said that legal action will be taken against those media outlets that spread "fake news" that the incident took place in West Bengal, giving a bad reputation to the state. The incidents sparked a slugfest between the BJP and Trinamool Congress. The train was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 30.
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