Selfie fever! UP youths stop Rajdhani Express to click pictures
Tundla : To what extent one can go for a good selfie? The answer is not easy as people have a lot of courage to go beyond the limits. In a recent incident in Uttar Pradesh, three youths (aged between 13-16) put hundreds of life on risk to get a selfie with India's proud Rajdhani Express.
The incident took place at Tundla Junction when three young boys decided to stop Rajdhani Express and click pictures with it. They blocked the track with stones, trees and also bricks to make sure train stops at that point.
Desires came to reality; loco pilot applied emergency brakes soon after noticing obstruction on the track. Youths clicked many pictures but they didn’t expected RPF interference in the whole act. RPF, who were informed by the train driver, took boys under custody and presented them before court.
Quoted by PTI, RPF commander Anand Kumar said, "They recovered dozens of pictures (selfies) of the youths with trains in the background from the camera and mobile phones."
Youths also came up with a bizarre explanation saying they have clicked pictures with many trains but due to Rajdhani's high-speed, they never got a chance to frame themselves with the train. To fulfil their this desire, the idea to stop the train came into foray.
However, the trio was later released on bail with a stern warning after they were produced in the juvenile court of Mathura district. They all were booked under Section 154 (endangering safety of persons travelling by rail by rash or negligent act or omission) of the Railway Protection Act, said RPF officials.
- Three youths stop Rajdhani Express to click selfies with the train
- Train was stopped by blocking track with trees, stones and bricks
- Loco Pilot applied emergency brakes and also informed RPF about the obstruction
- Officials later arrested youths and presented them before the court
- The trio was later released on bail with a stern warning
- They all were booked under Section 154 (endangering safety of persons travelling by rail by rash or negligent act or omission) of the Railway Protection Act.