Passengers of Alleppey-Bokaro express had a narrow escape today due to timely action by a RPF constable on duty as a bag containing detonators found in a coach was defused by the Bomb Detection and Defusing squad.
Sources said the passengers of S-3 coach of the Alleppey-Bokaro express at Jharsuguda Road station witnessed smoke billowing below the seat no.72 and raised alarm. A RPF constable Feroz Khan on duty rushed to the compartment and saw a polythene bag from which the smoke was coming and a portion of it was found burning.
Khan, without a second thought, threw the entire polythene bag out of the compartment and immediately informed his seniors. Other railway officers also rushed to the spot and found six numbers of detonators inside the bag.
However, immediately the bomb detection and defusing squad from Sambalpur led by Inspector Prasant Bhoi arrived at the spot defused the detonators.
“The China made detonators could have triggered a major devastation in train and track if exploded,” said a staff of the bomb detection and defusing squad after completing their operation safely.
“Few days back, explosive materials of high intensity were found from Azad Hind express in Brajrajnagar station.
When the train reached Rourkela station, all the compartments were thoroughly checked by the security staff and dog squad and the express train was allowed to move towards its destination. (UNI)