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Bomb hoax in Lucknow Shatabdi Express delays many trains

A Bomb Scare Has Been Reported At Lucknow Shatabdi Express. By The Latest Inputs, The Train Has Been Stopped Near Ghaziabad And Has Been Evacuated.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aman Dwivedi | Updated on: 03 Jan 2016, 02:38:15 PM

New Delhi:

A bomb scare has been reported at Lucknow Shatabdi express. By the latest inputs, the train has been stopped near Ghaziabad and has been evacuated.

The train was stopped after Mumbai ATS received a threat mail regarding the bomb plantation inside. Currently, the dog squad has been called-in and search operation is on.

Many trains which were scheduled to be en-route from this track has been delayed and halted on New Delhi Railway Station.

"We received a message from Delhi police of possible bomb threat on Delhi-Lucknow Shatabdi at around 6.23 am. Train had departed from New Delhi Railway Station on time (6.10 am), therefore the train was stopped and checked at Ghaziabad railway station," A senior Railway official Neeraj Kumar said.  

"Nothing was found during search,we got clearance at 7:40 am and the train was allowed to leave," he said.

DCP (Railways) Dumbere Milind Mahadeo said, “We received a call from the railway control room in the morning in which they said that they had received information about a potential bomb threat on a train plying between Delhi and Kanpur”.

Officials were pressed into service immediately and a search operation was launched across all railway stations in the city in connection with all trains on the said route.

Other trains that were halted or delayed for checking were cleared to go, the officer said. After the yesterday's terror attack in Pathankot, the national capital is on high alert.

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First Published : 03 Jan 2016, 08:51:00 AM