IED defused, train disaster averted in Assam

Last Updated: Friday, June 17, 2011 - 15:54

Guwahati: A major tragedy was averted
Friday when 4 kg of explosive and detonators were recovered by
police from the Kanchenjunga Express during routine search
after its arrival at the railway station here.

Police found the explosive, detonators and a device,
which were concealed in an air bag, from seat no. 22 of S5
coach during routine search of the Kolkata-Guwahati express at
the Guwahati Railway Station, sources said.

They said after the bomb was found, all 1100
passengers inside the train were deboarded. "The train was
checked thoroughly," the sources said.

Police said they recovered 4 kg explosive, 4
detonators and a time device from the bag at around 5.20 AM
after the train arrived.

"The programmable time device was found during routine
check by police personnel. Every train which arrives at the
Guwahati station is checked," the sources said.


First Published: Friday, June 17, 2011 - 15:54

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