Itarsi, July 16: Ruckus was created at Itarsi railway station after a news of bomb at station broke out. An anonymous caller from an unknown number threatened to blow off the junction. As per Amar Ujala, the Railway Protection Force is conducting a search operation at the station along with the dog squad. Besides RPF, the GRPF (Government Railway Police Force) and Police have also started looking for the bomb and the foot over-bridge, as per ANI, has been cleared. More details are awaited.
On Thursday, security agencies were on their toes after following a bomb scare at Churchgate station in Mumbai. Reportedly, the call was a hoax as nothing was found in the searches conducted at the station. An unknown call was received at 10.44 am at RPF control room and the caller informed that a bomb has been planted. Efforts are being made to trace the caller, reported Times of India.
Recently, Pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) – an explosive powder was found in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly after which security was beefed up and UP chief minister banned the use of mobiles phones inside the assembly. The powder was kept inside a plastic bag near the seat of the leader of the opposition, penned Hindustan Times in one of its reports. It was found after a routine check. The UP government has sought for an NIA investigation.