Rumour of a bomb on a platform at Ambala Cantt railway station today sparked panic among passengers and sent the officials into a tizzy but no explosives were found after an extensive search.
Railway police and railway protection force personnel rushed to platform number three after they received a call claiming that a bomb had been planted there, police said.
The platform was vacated and an extensive search carried out, police said, adding bomb disposal squad was also summoned.
The bomb disposal squad carried out a full search of the premises but no explosives were found, they said.
It turned out to be a hoax call. However, in view of the Pathankot terror attack, officials have stepped up vigil.
On October 12, 2011, around 5 kg RDX was recovered from a car parked in parking at Ambala Cantt railway station.
Meanwhile, during the search operation, RPF recovered some packets of some “white powder” from two army jawans. Police has reported the matter to their units. The matter is being investigated.