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Centre seeks report from Assam govt on train blast

Concerned over the attack on an express train, the Centre has sought a report from the Assam govt and asked it to ensure security of passengers.



New Delhi: Concerned over the attack on
an express train, the Centre has sought a report from the
Assam government and asked it to ensure security of
passengers.

Secretary (Internal Security) in the Ministry of Home
Affairs Utthan Kumar Bansal called Assam Director General of
Police Shankar Barua and enquired about yesterday`s blast on
the railway track leading to derailment of the Guwahati-Puri
Express, official sources said.

Bansal asked Barua to send a report on the blast,
which was suspected to be carried out by militants, ensure
security to train passengers and offered all possible help
from the Centre.

Sources said there are adequate central armed police
forces in Assam and the Centre has no immediate plan to send
additional security personnel to the northeastern state.

However, if asked, the Centre may send forensic
experts to help the investigators to find out the nature of
the explosives and other materials.

The IED blast on Sunday evening completely damaged a
stretch of the railway track and led to derailment of seven
bogies of the Guwahati-Puri Express, injuring over 100
passengers in Assam`s rural Kamrup district.

The explosion completely damaged 200 m of track and
fuse wire and detonators were also found from the sport.

PTI

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