Bomb hoax call on Ajmer-Delhi Shatabdi Express; passengers disembarked

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Bomb hoax call in Delhi-bound Shatabdi express creates panic

 

Highlights

  • The call came to police control room around 9.45 p.m. on Tuesday
  • The train was stopped and all the passengers were asked to disembark
  • Investigations led to a mentally challenged man, claiming to be calling from Delhi

Panic gripped Delhi-bound Shatabdi express after Gurugram police received a call about a bomb being placed in the train, police said on Wednesday. Commenting on the development, Sub-Inspector Ramphal, Incharge Government Railway Police (GRP) station, Gurugram said, “The call came to police control room around 9.45 p.m. on Tuesday.”

The train, which was coming from Ajmer to Delhi, was stopped and all the passengers were asked to disembark.

Gurugram Police immediately swung into action and with the help of Railway Police and Bomb disposal squad searched the train till around 11.40 p.m.

“Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) were followed and after a thorough search, the call has declared a hoax,” Ramphal said.

Investigations led to a mentally challenged man, claiming to be calling from Delhi.

“We have traced the caller and a case under various sections has been registered against the caller. Further action will be initiated against him,” the official said.

The train was allowed to leave after almost 2 hours of search, he added.

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