Who is SB Mohanty Bahanaga Bazar station master involved in Balasore Odisha train crash accident

Who is SB Mohanty Bahanaga Bazar station master involved in Balasore Odisha train crash accident

SB Mohanty is a station master in the Indian Railways

Find out more about him.

A devastating triple train collision in Balasore, Odisha, has resulted in a staggering toll of nearly 300 casualties and over 900 injuries. Many coaches overturned as the Coromandel Shalimar Express, a passenger train traveling to Chennai, derailed and collided with a cargo train.

Who is SB Mohanty Bahanaga Bazar Indian railways station master involved in Balasore Odisha train crash accident

Later, the Yesvantpur-Howrah Superfast train collided with the derailed carriages of the other two trains in a terrible chain of events. The collisions occurred at high speed, exacerbating the severity of the disaster.

On June 4, Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw revealed to the media that an investigation into the horrible train disaster that killed at least 275 people in Balasore, Odisha, had been concluded.


Vaishnaw said that once the Commissioner of Railway Safety submits his report, the public will be informed of all the relevant information. He made reference to the fact that the culprits behind this unfortunate tragedy have been found, but he withheld any additional information until the report had been made public.

Since then, Station Master SB Mohanty has also become the talk of the town for some weird reasons. So, here’s what we know about him:


Who is SB Mohanty?

SB Mohanty is an Indian national currently employed in the Indian Railways. He has been in the news because his name has cropped up in a recent triple train collision in Balasore.

He is currently posted as an assistant station master at Bahanaga Bazar station in Odisha. As the official details are eagerly anticipated, numerous individuals on social media have embarked on their own investigations, leading to the proliferation of conspiracy theories and misinformation.

In one of these posts, it was said that Mohammed Sharif, the station master, a Muslim man, had fled the scene of the disaster. To clarify the situation, BOOM, a fact-checking organization, reached out to Aditya Kumar Chaudhary, the Chief Public Relations Officer of the South Eastern Railway.


According to Chaudhary, SB Mohanty is the assistant station master at Bahanaga Bazar, not “Sharif Ali” as claimed on social media. Additionally, Chaudhary refuted the untrue claim made by a news organization that Mohanty had fled the scene.

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