Security check continues, NJP remains on alert

Security agencies were continuing checking and frisking operation at New Jalpaiguri railway station which remained on high alert in the wake of a specific threat from National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB).

Siliguri: Security agencies were
continuing checking and frisking operation at New Jalpaiguri
railway station which remained on high alert on Sunday in the wake
of a specific threat from National Democratic Front of
Bodoland (NDFB).

Area Railway Manager (ARM) of NJP Partha Sarathi Sel said that army personnel, along with GRP and RPF and bomb
detection squad were jointly continuing search operation since
last night with help of sniffer dogs.
Every train compartment was now being checked
thoroughly and the entire railway station put under security
surveillance, the ARM said.

According to a railway security source, NDFB activists
conspired to blow up the busy railway station of north-east
region to avenge the recent death of three activists in police
firing in Kokrajhar along the Assam-West Bengal.
The Superintendent of Railway Police Jayanta Paul,
however, said security forces remained alert in and around the
station complex and hence the passengers need not get panicky.

RPF had recently recovered a bomb from a stationary
passenger train in Guwahati station, which was suspected to be
planted by the NDFB militants.

PTI

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