New Delhi, March 19: Security authorities went into a tizzy after a suspicious object was found on board Allahabad-Meerut City Sangam Express late on Monday (March 19).  The train was stopped at Hapur station after police received information about a suspicious object being spotted in one of the toilets of the train.

Passengers were asked to deboard the train following which police, dog and bomb squads launched sanitisation operation. Senior railways officials  also reached Hapur station as soon as the news spread. The area surrounding the platform has also been cordoned off as authorities are taking no chances.

“A torch like-object, with wires attached to it, was found in a toilet of the train. Security forces are present here and the area has been cordoned off. We are taking all the necessary precautions,” one of the cops present at the Hapur station told news agency ANI.

The train was still at Hapur station till the reports last filtered in.