Visakhapatnam,May 21 UNI | 2 months ago

Passengers travelling by the Visakhapatnam - Mumbai LTT Express had a harrowing time as a bomb threat delayed its departure by nearly two hours on late last night.

The passengers, railway officials, and police heaved a sigh of relief when no bomb was detected after a thorough search. "We got a call from the city police at around 11 p.m. that an anonymous caller had dialled 'DG Dial 100' and informed them that a bomb was planted on the train. We detained the train and alerted every one," said officials.

A bomb squad and dog squads from the city and Railway Protection Force (RPF) were pressed into service immediately,' Deputy Superintendent of Police (Government Railway Police) S Venkata Rao said.

The RPF Commissioner, Railway officials, and the GRP supervised the search operation.

Meanwhile, a dog trainer of the Navy was found carrying dummy bullets, and it added to the commotion.

'We have detained him and informed him that it was wrong to carry even dummy bullets on the train,' Mr. Rao said.

(Posted on 22-05-2014)