Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi's unscheduled train journey sent the Railway Police into a tizzy, which is on its toes after recent information of terror threat to suburban railway lines.
Government Railway Police (GRP) last week had received specific inputs about possible terror attacks on February 2 at three Central Railway stations - CST, Dadar and Kurla - following which thorough searches were conducted.
Since then, railway police were on its toes and Rahul Gandhi's unscheduled train journey has put the entire railway police force on alert, said a senior GRP official, who did not wish to be named.
Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad squads, sniffer dogs were immediately pressed into service at Andheri, Vile Parle, Dadar and Ghatkopar railway stations and thorough checking was conducted at these stations, the official added.
Deputy Police Commissioner (GRP), Kaiser Khalid, admitted that it was not on the list of Rahul Gandhi's schedule to travel on suburban train but appropriate security measures were taken soon after they learnt about his plan.
Rahul, who was on his way from suburban Vile Parle to Ghatkopar, disembarked from his motorcade outside Andheri railway station of Western Railway line and got in Dadar-bound local train. He, then, alighted at Dadar railway station from where he boarded Ghatkopar bound train, Khalid added.