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Dibrugarh Rajdhani Stopped In Dadri After Passenger's Hoax Tweet About '5 Bombs In Train'

The 12424 DBRT Rajdhani Runs Between New Delhi And Dibrugarh Town Railway Stations.It Begins Its Journey At 4.10 PM From Delhi And Arrives At The Destination At 7.00 Am.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Victor Dasgupta | Updated on: 29 Feb 2020, 07:19:33 AM
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Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Stopped In Dadri (Photo Credit: File Image)

New Delhi:

Railways on Friday stopped the New Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express at Dadri after a passenger claimed that there are 5 bombs in the train, which later turned out to be a hoax call. Sanjeev Singh Gurjar took to Twitter and wrote, "I want to inform that there are 5 bombs in a train rajdhani(12424) going from new delhi to kanpur central. Please take some action on this quickly. @RailMinIndia @PiyushGoyal @DelhiPolice @IRCTCofficial." Soon after getting the message, the security forces came into action and stopped the train in Dadri. 

Responding to the tweet, the Superintendent of Government Railway Police, Agra, wrote from its official handle, “Regarding the above information, all the senior officers have been made aware that the train is being stopped at the post GRP Dadri and is being checked with the joint efforts of RPF and GRP,” it said in a tweet.

Later, Sanjeev posted another tweet where he claimed that he wrote the post out of mental distress. "I made that tweet under mental stress. My brother's train was delayed by over four hours and I was very angry about it. I want to apologise to the government," he tweeted.

The CPRO NCR later released a statement:

A Twitter message was received today from Sanjeev Singh Gurjar @sanjeevriyana1 about there are 5 bombs in train no 12424. After getting this information train was stopped as a precautionary measure at Dadri station and GRP and local police, bomb squad of local police were informed immediately. Train has been checked by RPF, grp and local police at Dadri with bomb squad team. Nothing has been found. Sir again same person tweeted on 19:16hrs that he had tweeted about bomb due to mental stress because his brother’s train was four hour late. Matter is being investigated by concerned agencies. Detailed report will follow. Train no. 12424 stopped at Dadri at 17:05 hrs and moved after thorough checking and clearance from security personnel at 19:47 hrs.

The 12424 DBRT Rajdhani runs between New Delhi and Dibrugarh Town railway stations. It begins its journey at 4.10 PM from Delhi and arrives at the destination at 7.00 am.

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First Published : 28 Feb 2020, 07:05:29 PM