The issue of security in running trains has once again come to the fore and has become a matter of grave concern.

A bag belonging to Panchali Bose, the sister of former state minister Krishnendu Narayan Choudhury, was allegedly stolen from the air conditioned compartment of the Malda-bound UP Gour Express on Thursday night.

A complaint was lodged by the victim and her husband with the Malda Government Railway Police.

According to Ms Bose, she, along with her husband Partha Bose, a businessman, and daughter Anushka, boarded the AC coach of the train from Sealdah station in Kolkata last night.

She was carrying a bag that had debit cards, cash and gold jewellery, which she could not find after she woke up this morning in Malda.

The family then decided to file a complaint with the Government Railway Police. According to the railway police, they have started investigations and that no one has been arrested so far.

Mr Choudhury expressed his disgust over the matter and said, “The security of passengers in the train even in the upper classes has become a matter of concern, and immediate steps are needed to be taken by the railway ministry to restore faith of the citizens.”