Published On : Sat, Oct 13th, 2018

Unclaimed bag in Sanghamitra Exp sparks bomb scare at Nagpur Rly Station

Nagpur: An unclaimed bag in the A-1 coach of Sanghamitra Express sparked panic among passengers and a bomb scare at Nagpur Railway Station in the early hours on Saturday. Initially, the passengers and RPF personnel anticipated bomb in the abandoned bag but it was later found that the bag contained liquor bottles.

On Saturday, 12295 Bangalore-Patna Sanghamitra Express reached Nagpur at 9 am on Platform No. 1. However, a bag in coach A-1 of the train was found unattended for a quite some time. Sensing trouble, the passengers informed RPF personnel Vikas Sharma, Shyam Jhadokar, and Vivek Kanojia who were inspecting the train.

The RPF jawans checked the bag with the hand metal detector and found that there was no sign of bomb in it. However, when they examined bag manually they found four bottles of liquor worth Rs 3870 in it.

After getting to know that the abandoned bag has alcohol in it, the passengers heaved a sigh of relief. Later, Sanghamitra Express was allowed to proceed on its journey.