Magadh Express bomb call turns out to be hoax

The train was thoroughly searched and no suspicious-looking object were found, said a police official.

india Updated: Sep 20, 2006 23:29 IST

Security agencies searched Patna-Delhi Magadh Express after an anonymous phone call that bombs were planted in the train but it turned out to be a hoax.

"The train was thoroughly searched and no suspicious-looking object, leave alone bombs, were found", Assistant Commandant of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) JP Mandal said.

The train was thoroughly searched by Government Railway Police and Railway Protection Force personnel assisted by a bomb disposal squad and sniffer dogs but no bomb was found, he said.

"Somebody called up the office of the Divisional Railway Manager of Danapur Pankaj Jain saying he heard a few people talking that bombs have been planted on the train. The DRM informed Assistant Commandant of RPF JP mandal about it following which the search was conducted", DIG (Railway) Ajay Verma said.

The train, which leaves for Delhi around 7.30 pm, was given clearance to proceed which it did on schedule, Mandal said.

First Published: Sep 20, 2006 19:43 IST