Bomb hoax creates panic in train

The New Jalpaiguri-bound Pahariya Express was stopped at Tamluk station following the bomb scare.

Kolkata: A bomb hoax on Saturday created panic in New Jalpaiguri-bound Pahariya Express.

The train, which had departed from Digha, was stopped at Tamluk station in West Bengal`s East Midnapore district at 6:10 PM following the bomb scare, railway officials said.

The call gave tough time for the security personnel who frantically carried out search in S1, S2 and S3 compartments. However, it was found that the call was hoax, they said.
The train was searched after Tamluk GRP received a message from their Mumbai counterparts that they had received a telephone call from an anonymous caller that a bomb had been planted on board, the officials said.