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23 bombs found at Kanpur Rly station

The bombs were found in a suitcase lying near the reservation counter towards the city side of the railway station, reports H Naqvi.

india Updated: Dec 10, 2007 22:10 IST
Haidar Naqvi

Kanpur Central Railway station was cordoned off after an abandoned suitcase was found with small bombs here late on Monday evening.

The suitcase was lying near the reservation counter towards the city side of the railway station. Following the recovery, the Railway Protection Force and local police immediately sealed all points to help the bomb disposal squad (BDS) defuse the small bombs and conduct a massive check at all the platforms.

“The suitcase contained 23 small bombs. All of them have been defused. If they had gone off together, there could have been casualties,” said ASP, Cantonment, Prem Gautam. Security around the railway station has further been beefed up and close watch is being maintained on suspicious people.

Inspector, GRP, BD Maurya said forensic teams found a chit with a Jalaun address from the suitcase. The police are trying to locate the suitcase owner.

The suitcase was found exactly three hours after a high voltage drama on platform one where a bag containing chemicals was recovered just a few yards away from the coach of the Shatabdi Express in which former Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav was travelling.

Security personnel detained one Shiv Poojan who showed up to claim the bag. He was, however, released as he managed to produce documents for the consignment.