Explosives found at West Bengal railway station

A plot to blow up the railway station in Purulia district of West Bengal by suspected Maoists was foiled with the seizure of high-intensity explosives, with train services being suspended immediately.

Last Updated: Dec 11, 2010, 15:59 PM IST

Purulia (WB): A plot to blow up the railway
station in Purulia district of West Bengal by suspected
Maoists was foiled with the seizure of high-intensity
explosives, with train services being suspended immediately.

The sack, which had wires protruding from it, was packed
with 20 gelatine sticks, 18 power gels and a huge quantity of
bomb splinters and was detected by an RPF personnel on patrol
Friday night, police said.

A Maoist poster was found in the bag which read "Withdraw
joint forces from Junglemahal" and "Stop atrocities on
innocent villagers", the police said.

Train services on the Adra-Purulia section of the South
Eastern Railway were immediately stopped after the discovery
of the explosives.

The train services in the section resumed this morning,
but were stopped again after arrival of the Bomb Squad after
11 hours from Midnapore which defused the explosives in a
jungle, about five km away from Purulia railway station, the
police said.

The police suspect that the Maoists plotted to blow up
the railway station with the explosives and security at the
station has been stepped up.

PTI