Assam Police averted a tragedy on Friday morning when its personnel detected and defused an explosive device planted inside a train during routine search after its arrival at the railway station in Guwahati.
Police found the bomb kept inside an air bag from seat no 22 of S5 coach during routine search of the Kolkata-Guwahati Kanchenjunga Express at the Guwahati Railway Station, sources said.
They said that after the bomb was found, all 1100 passengers inside the train were deboarded. "The train was checked thoroughly," the sources said.
Police said that they recovered 4 kg explosive, 4 detonators and a time device from the bag at around 5.20am after the train arrived.
"The programmable time device was found during routine check by police personnel. Every train which arrives at the Guwahati station is checked," the sources said.