Ten Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers heading to Jammu and Kashmir went missing from a special army train between Bardhaman and Dhanbad railway stations in Uttar Pradesh, a media report said today.
A First Information Report (FIR) was lodged by their commander at the Government Railway Police (GRP) in Mughalsarai stating the troopers were "absent without leave," reported ANI news agency.
"83 BSF troopers were going to Jammu and Kashmir in a special train. Out of them, 10 troopers went missing somewhere in between Dhanbad and Bardhaman without informing their commander. We have filed an absconding report and have started investigating the matter," Jitendra Kumar Yadav, Sub Inspector, GRP Mughalsarai said, according to the report.
The special train, according to the report, left for Samba Sector in Jammu with 83 soldiers in West Bengal. During a halt at Mughalsarai railway station, the soldiers were counted and it was found out that ten were missing.
"The police is investigating the matter," said the report.