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As News World India reported on the low-intensity bomb found in Amritsar-bound Akal Takht Express train, which was successfully diffused by the Bomb Disposal Squad on Thursday, the Ministry of Railways asked the Railway Protection Force of Northern Railways and Northern Railways Lucknow Division to look into the matter.
The security agencies immediately responded to the ministry's query providing a brief description of the entire incident. Referring to the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, the RPF said, " Sir, matter was resolved after attending the train-12317 by security agencies of Railways/Civil Police. The details are attached herewith."
Sir, matter was resolved after attending the train-12317 by security agencies of Railways/Civil Police. The details are attached herewith. pic.twitter.com/ZdyuSaoh4O— RPF Northern Railway (@NRRPF) August 10, 2017
Early on Thursday, a suspicious object was identified as a low-intensity bomb in the Akal Takht Express train, which was bound from Kolkata to Amritsar. The bomb was successfully defused by the Bomb Disposal Squad immediately after it was identified by the Railway Protection Force (RPF).
The RPF stopped the train in Akbarganj loop line after the coach attendant and TT in the train informed Lucknow control room of the unattended object in a polythene bag next to the train toilet. The information was quickly transmitted to the RPF on the next station.
The Bomb Disposal Squad was called in as soon as the RPF identified the Bomb. The Security forces evacuating the passengers from two coaches of the train before diffusing the bomb.
A handwritten letter was also found in the bag hailing the terrorist group Indian Mujahideen and warning India of retaliation for the killing of top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant Abu Dujana who was recently killed in a clash with Jammu and Kashmir security forces.