#TrainTerrorAttack: Accused RPF constable was mentally stable, says GRP chargesheet

Chetan Singh, who killed four people in the Jaipur-Mumbai train. Among the dead, three are Muslims and one is a member of the tribal community on July 31, 2023.

New Delhi: RPF constable Chetan Singh Chaudhary, who shot three Muslims and his senior officer, dead with his service weapon on board the Jaipur-Mumbai Central Superfast Express on July 31, is completely sane and was aware of what he was doing, chargesheet filed by Government Railway Police (GRP) in the matter states.

In the chargesheet, which is over 1,000 pages long and was filed before a local court in the Mumbai suburbs, the GRP stated that it relied on the depositions of over 150 witnesses before coming to this conclusion, ANI reported.

According to the GRP officers, they recorded the statements of three of such witnesses before the Borivali Metropolitan Magistrate court under section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

In addition to the witness testimonies, the investigators also relied on the CCTV footage from inside the train where Chetan Singh is seen moving between compartments, looking for Muslims. The three passengers, Abdul Kadar Mohamed Hussain Bhanpurawala, Sayyad Saifuddin and Asgar Abbas Shaikh, were travelling in different bogies of the train.

Three Muslim passengers and an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of the Railway Protection Force, were shot dead by the RPF personnel, who opened fire onboard the Mumbai-Jaipur Superfast Express after it crossed Palghar Station in Maharashtra.

The accused was involved in at least three discipline-related incidents, including the harassment of a Muslim man in 2017 also. earlier, it was reported that the accused was not mentally stable; however, the latest finding has tuned those reports untrue.

A high-level committee headed by the Additional Director GTeral of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) was constituted to conduct a comprehensive inquiry into the Mumbai train firing incident, Western Railway said.

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