Bomb scare on Jhansi bound Indian Railways trains turns out to be hoax

By: |
Mathura | Published: May 29, 2016 9:25:55 PM

An anonymous phone call about a bomb in Jhansi bound Indian Railways trains coming from Delhi today prompted railway authorities to carry out an intensive search of trains here, but, it turned out to be hoax, officials said.

An anonymous phone call about a bomb in Jhansi bound Indian Railways trains coming from Delhi today prompted railway authorities to carry out an intensive search of trains here, but, it turned out to be hoax, officials said.

“So far we have checked Jhansi bound Utkal Express, Patalkot Express, Sachkhand Express, Sridham express but nothing objectionable was found. Since the call appears to be hoax, we would check one more train and then frisking would be left to GRP and RPF personnel,” SP, Mathura City, Mukul Dwivedi said.

He said the fake caller has been nabbed by the police with the help of mobile number.

“An owner of a furniture shop who is a resident of I’timad-ud-Daulah, Agra has been nabbed by Agra civil police and is being interrogated,” he said.

Bhupender Dhillon , PRO, DRM, North Central Railway said the call was received by Agra civil police control room and subsequently an alert was sent to Mathura police, GRP and RPF concerned.

“So far half a dozen trains have been checked and nothing objectionable was found. Bomb disposal squad and sniffer dogs have been pressed into service at Mathura junction,” she said.

For latest coverage on Maharashtra Assembly Election 2019 and Haryana Assembly Election 2019, log on to financialexpress.com. We bring you full coverage of Assembly Election 2019 on Financial Express, stay tuned for latest election updates.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE and NSE and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.