Bomb hoax call delays train to Baroda for over 3 hours

Updated on Aug 29, 2012 01:45 AM IST

The railway police control room received a call on Tuesday afternoon stating that explosives had been placed on the Bandra-Baroda Sayaji Nagari Express.

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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

The railway police control room received a call on Tuesday afternoon stating that explosives had been placed on the Bandra-Baroda Sayaji Nagari Express.

The train was halted at Dahanu station and checked thoroughly for nearly three hours, but no explosives were found.

According to the police, the control room received a call around 4pm, following which the train was immediately halted. The dog squad, however, reached much later and the search operation continued post-7pm.

A railway police officer said, “A dog squad had to be called from Vapi. The train was halted at a Dahanu siding and checked thoroughly from 5.30pm. It finally began its journey at 7:45pm after nothing was found.”

The police later traced the call to a public booth outside Borivli station.

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