Angry commuters went on the rampage at Shahdara station on Thursday night, damaging railway property and and pelting stones after trains got delayed.

According to a Railway police official two persons were arrested and they are identifying the others involved in the incident.

According to Railway Protection Force (RPF) sources, there was a two-hour delay in some passenger trains operating from Shamli to Delhi. People who were waiting for the train first heard an announcement that the trains were an hour late but a little later it was announced that the trains would now come two hours late.

Angry passengers then gathered outside the power cabin where the station master was sitting. They got into an argument and some of them then went on a rampage. Stones were pelted at the power cabin forcing the railway staff to run for cover. Even after they retreated, the mob violence continued and a bench on the platform was uprooted and thrown on the tracks.

A PCR call was made and in a few minutes a team of RPF reached the spot to pacify the crowd.
According to an official, two men who were uprooting the bench were arrested from the spot but the other accused fled the spot. RPF is now scanning CCTV footage of the incident.