Amethi: Explosive Found On Akal Takht Express, Letter Warns Of ‘Revenge’ For Lashkar Militant Abu Dujana’s Killing


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A low-intensity explosive was found in the Akal Takht Express late night on Wednesday in Amethi. Two coaches of the train were immediately vacated and the police as well as bomb disposal squad reached the site. The explosive was deactivated soon after and the train departed for its destination.

The train commuting from Howrah to Amritsar, was halted at the Akbarganj Railway station at 1:14 am after the Guard and the Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE) received information about a suspected object lying in the toilet of coach number B3.

“The train was stopped at the loop line of the Akbarganj Railway Station. A team of bomb disposal rushed to the spot and then the device was taken out of the train and diffused,” Superintendent of Police Saumitra Yadav was quoted by ANI.  The team conducted an elaborated search operation and the train received the clearance at 7:30 a.m., following which it departed from Amethi. Read More…

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