Bomb scare at New Delhi railway station halts trains

Sunday, 03 January 2016 15:31 Oriya Publisher
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New Delhi: Many trains are being halted and some are being delayed at New Delhi Railway station on Sunday after the bomb scare on Delhi-Kanpur train. Railway board was informed by Mumbai Anti-Terror Squad after the latter received an e-mail threatening of bomb blast on Delhi-Kanpur train.

Lucknow Shatabdi Express was evacuated at Ghaziabad railway station following bomb scare. The train was thoroughly checked and nothing suspicious was found, said Neeraj Sharma, CPRO Northern Railways.

The Assistant Sub-Inspector wrote to the chief station manager requesting him that all Delhi-Kanpur trains be checked before being allowed to leave. The Railways termed it as a precautionary measure.

The Inspector General (operations) of Railways issued an order in the morning to search all trains going from New Delhi and Old Delhi railway station.

Neeraj Sharma said that the bomb squad and dog squad are at railway stations to check all trains.

The Neelanchal Express has left the station after thorough search.

The bomb threat came a day after the Pathankot Air Force base was stormed by Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists. Five terrorists were killed and four security personnel were martyred in the encounter which went on for 15 hours.  

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