GUWAHATI, June 25 � The Assam Government has sent Deputy Inspector General of Police (Southern Range), Binode Kumar to Bihar to coordinate with the local administration and provide all necessary assistance to the passengers from the State who were injured in the Rajdhani Express derailment.
Kumar, an IPS officer, was sent to Bihar primarily because he knows people in the Bihar administration as he had served in that state for four years previously on deputation. He is reaching Patna late in the evening.
Talking to The Assam Tribune, Kumar said that he has already spoken to senior police officers in Bihar and found that 14 of the injured passengers were admitted to the Patna Medical College Hospital. He said immediately after reaching Patna, he would visit the hospital and meet the injured passengers. He would also meet the doctors and try to provide whatever help the passengers need.
Kumar said his duty is not to investigate the incident, but only to provide whatever help the injured passengers need from the Assam Government. If any passenger is required to be sent to other places for treatment, he would report the same to the State Government and arrange for their transportation if asked to do so.
Some passengers of the ill-fated train reportedly lost their belongings after the accident. Kumar said that those incidents have already been reported to the local police and he would coordinate with the Bihar Police to help those passengers.
The persons with minor injuries have already been sent back home along with other stranded passengers, in a special train.