Two more persons were arrested in West Bengal's Paschim Medinipur district on Sunday for their alleged involvement in the May 28 derailment of Jnaneswari Express near Sardiah that claimed 150 lives.

Two persons – Tapan Mahato and Altaf Mian – were arrested from the Indrawani and Jaljali forest area in Jhargram , Manoj Verma, District Superintendent of Police told The Hindu over telephone.

“The arrests were made on the basis of information provided from sources. An award of Rs.50,000 each for information about their whereabouts had been announced,” Mr. Verma said.

The arrested would be produced in court on Monday, he said.

With this, 11 persons have been arrested in connection with the sabotage that caused the derailment of Jnaneswari Express, including main accused Bapi Mahato and Manik Mahato.