Amritsar Police went in front to lead the rescue and relief operation on war footing when the Amritsar bound Paschim Express late Sunday evening rammed into a tractor-trolley that was loaded with green chillies. Both the engine driver and the tractor driver were seriously injured in the accident and were taken to the hospital by the police. The tractor driver succumbed to his injuries.
The accident occurred on a level crossing near Valla village here, around 10 km from Amritsar, when the tractor-trolley suddenly came into the path of the passenger train. The gatekeeper failed to close the gate in time and that led to the accident.
Soon after the accident, a police team led by Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh swung into action and took the train into safe protection. The Police helped the passengers reach their respective destinations in police vehicles. Common people gathered at the site were sent back and passengers were requested to keep cool and calm. The police thereafter asked the railway authorities to send another engine to carry the train to the Railway Station.
A case was registered in Police Station A Division Amritsar and further investigations were on.
SP City Babul, ASP Pradeep Kumar, DSP Malwinder Singh, Inspector Vikram Chand, Inspector Ramnish Kumar, SI Harminder Singh, SI Avtar Chand played pivotal role in this operation besides more than two hundred police officers of various ranks.
The police role was appreciated not only by the passengers but also by the local residents who also assisted the police.