Stones pelted at Ayodhya-bound Aastha Special train in Maha, none hurtFebruary 13, 2024 01:59
Union minister Darshana Jardosh flagging off Ayodhya Dham 'Aastha' train from Surat/ANI Photo
The Ayodhya-bound Aastha special train that had left from Gujarat's Surat was pelted with stones near Maharashtra's Nandurbar late on Sunday night.
The Aastha special train was flagged off at 8 pm on Sunday, with a total of 1340 passengers on board.
The police said that the train was pelted with stones by miscreants near Nandurbar at 10:45 pm which led to a stir among passengers.
Deputy superintendent of police of Nandurbar, Sanjay Mahajan, said that some passengers immediately closed the windowpanes during the attack, but some stones landed inside the coach.
Mahajan said that the Nandurbar Railway Police started an investigation into the matter.
After an initial investigation, the police dispatched the train from Nandurbar Railway Station late at night, the DySP said.
Earlier on Sunday, Union Minister of State for Railways Darshana Jardosh flagged off Surat to Ayodhya Dham- Special Tourist 'Aastha' train from Surat Central Railway Station for Ayodhya. -- ANI