Bomb scare keeps rly authorities on toes

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Sep 2017 09:47:37


Our Correspondents,


Gitanjali Express train was checked at Akola and Badnera stations following bomb threat that turned out to be fake

Sensation prevailed among passengers travelling aboard Gitanjali Express and among people at Akola and Badnera Railway Stations on Tuesday night after a bomb scare that thankfully turned out to be a rumour.
The train was checked at both the stations.

As per details, Gitanjali Express coming from Mumbai was already running late by 4 hours when it rolled into Akola station. At Akola, Railway authorities got information that there was a bomb in the train. After this the authorities ordered a thorough checking of the entire train which resulted in the delay of more than 20 minutes. Meanwhile, the entire episode created panic for some time among people at the station and in the train. Eventually to the relief of all, the train left the station at 7.50 pm.

At Amravati, the Bomb Detection & Disposal Squad and Badnera Railway Police checked the Mumbai-Howrah Gitanjali Express at Badnera station on Tuesday at 8.30 pm. On getting the information regarding presence of a bomb in the train squad had checked all the 26 boggies throughly.

The Badnera Railway Station authorities were intinmated about the threat by Nagpur Railway Police. Badnera Railway Police then quickly prepared to check the train as it was to arrive at Badnera. The Bomb Detection & Disposal Squad was summonced from Amravati.

The Gitanjali Express which has an schedule time at Badnera station of 4.20 pm reached the station at about 8.30 pm as its checking was also done at Kalyan, Nasik Jalgaon and Akola railway stations. Pradip Pardeshi, Police Inspector from Bomb Detection & Disposal Squad, Dilip Shelke along with other cops, C H Patel, Police Inspector from Railway Security Force, P. V. Chakre, API, Vijay Giri, Vijay Masram, Raju Gadawe, Vijay Rewekar, Surendra Gohad, Rahul Hirode, Sunita Chaudhary and others took part in the action.