Puri: Puri GRP today arrested one Ashok Pradhan, a resident of Khajuria in Bramhagiri in Puri district in connection with fire mishap that occurred in Puri-Hatia Tapaswini Express at Puri railway station on September 22.
He was arrested based on the examination of CCTV footage.
The fire occurred when the empty train was standing at the Puri railway station. But there was no casualty.
The fire was first reported from coach S-4 and spread to coach S-5. It then spread to coaches S-2 and S-3 and partially affected them. The flames totally gutted the S-4 compartment of the train which was standing at platform four of the station before its departure in the evening.