Bombs found on Maitree Express route

Updated on Apr 13, 2008 01:29 PM IST

A day before the historic inaugural run of the Kolkata-Dhaka train service, four crude bombs were recovered near the railway track along the train route in Nadia district on Sunday.

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PTI | By, Krishnanagar (wb)

A day before the historic inaugural run of the Kolkata-Dhaka train service, four crude bombs were recovered near the railway track along the train route in Nadia district on Sunday.

The bombs were found in a bush about eight feet away from the 'Maitree Express' track near Bankimnagar station on Ranaghat-Gede line, GRP sources said.

GRP personnel defused the bombs, put in a jute sack, after being tipped off by local police and stepped up vigil along the route, they said.

There is a possibility that local gangs could have dumped bombs but security agencies were taking the matter seriously to find out if any disruptive forces were at work, since Maoists had presence in Nadia district, sources said.

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