Bomb hoax in Mahanagri Exp triggers panic

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Feb 2018 11:08:11

Staff Reporter,

BOMB hoax in Mahanagri Express created panic amongst passengers and kept security forces on their toes on Saturday evening. After over 2 hours’ search operation, security personnel heaved a sigh of relief after detaining the fake caller by Uttar Pradesh police at around 9 pm. RPF Post Jabalpur received information about a bomb planted in 11093 Banaras-Mumbai Mahanagri Express at about 7 pm. Arrival of train was scheduled at Jabalpur Railway Station at 9:30 pm. Receiving the information, high alert was sounded and security personnel started security check of passengers and commodities at Jabalpur Railway Station.

SHO of RPF Post Jabalpur Virendra Singh informed that RPF received information about bomb in Mahanagri Express. Taking prompt action on the information, separate teams along with Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad along with sniffer dogs started rigorous search and checking of passengers, luggage and parcels. Continuing search, RPF received information at around 9 pm that a miscreant made a fake call of planting a bomb in Mahanagri Express from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh police succeeded in trapping the caller and arrested the accused from Gorakhpur.