Bomb Scare On Delhi Bound Taj Express Train 2 Hour Search Yields Nothing

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Bomb Scare On Train: There was a bomb scare on the Delhi-bound Taj Express at Mathura on Monday, August 15 following which passengers were asked to get off the train and a search was conducted which went on for about a couple of hours informed officials on Tuesday. The train was coming from Jhansi Junction Railway Station and was heading to Nizamuddin Railway Station in Delhi. Sub Inspector at Agra Cantt GRP Police Station Rajeev Kumar said, “On Monday, a man made a hoax call to a passenger regarding a bomb in Taj Express’ D2 coach. He further said it will explode when the train will reach Delhi.Also Read – Delhi-bound IndiGo Flight Makes Emergency Landing At Patna Airport After Bomb Scare

“The passenger informed police about the call after which the train was stopped at Mathura junction Railway station.” Also Read – Unclaimed Bag in Delhi-bound Train Triggers Panic, No Explosives Found

Sushil Kumar, Station House Officer (SHO), GRP, Mathura Junction Police Station said, “The train reached Mathura Junction Railway Station at about 7:29 pm on Monday and after all the passengers were asked to vacate, it was checked properly.” “Bomb Disposable Squad (BDS), Dog Squad, GRP, Railway Police Force (RPF), local police and officials present at the station checked every coach of train which took around two hours. The train was allowed to move ahead to its destination afterwards,” he said. Also Read – Rajdhani Express Halted at Dadri as Passenger Claims 5 Bombs Onboard, Railway Probe Finds None

The accused, identified as Mukesh (45), a resident of Shahganj locality, has been arrested by Agra Cantt GRP, Kumar said, adding that the accused does not seem to be in the right state of mind.

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