Amethi: Explosive found on Akal Takht Express, letter warns of revenge for ‘murder of Dujana’

The suspected bomb was noticed by a passenger who informed the coach attendant, and the train was stopped at Akbarganj station in Amethi district and bomb disposal squad called.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Updated: August 10, 2017 12:41 pm
akal takhat express, amethi train, amethi train explosive, Abu dujana, kolkata to amritsar train, latest news, india news, indian express The low-intensity explosive was found in the washroom of Akal Takht Express (Source: ANI)

 

A suspected explosive was found in the toilet of a coach of Amritsar-bound Akaltakht Express at around 1 am on Thursday. The suspected bomb was noticed by a passenger who informed the coach attendant, and the train was stopped at Akbarganj station in Amethi district and bomb disposal squad called.

ADG Railway VK Maurya said the recovered explosive was not a fully-assembled bomb and had no timer or device. He said it was not in a condition to explode.

“It appears to be some explosive like the ones used in crackers. It is not one of known explosives. Two lighters were also kept there. It appears to be more of an attempt to cause mischief by someone to grab attention. We are conducting investigation and thorough examination is being done,” he said.

A letter written in Hindi was also found with it saying India will have to pay for the “murder of Dujana”, a reference to killed terrorist Abu Dujana. The letter states it was written by Indian Mujahideen.

Maurya said the train starts from Howrah so it could be any station from there where the suspected explosive could have been placed.

 

akal takhat express, amethi train, amethi train explosive, Abu dujana, kolkata to amritsar train, latest news, india news, indian express Letter found along with the explosive. (Source: ANI)

Amethi district magistrate Yogesh Kumar said the bomb had no ignition and there was no chance of its explosion. He said the letter appears to be very old.

Kumar said the whole train was checked.

Northern Railway spokesperson Neeraj Sharma said the train was stopped at 1.05 am and two coaches B3 and B4 were vacated after the explosive was discovered in the toilet of coach B3.

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    Ganesh
    Aug 10, 2017 at 12:30 pm
    Placing letter next to bomb.. what did they think? How come this message will reach when bomb explode? Either that terrorist (kashmiri who want to take revenge) must be dumb or others ( like police or RSS) who place must be dumb. Dont get surprised if i used police ( i mean the corrupt one) here... as in India these kind of things happen. Police make fake encounters and even do fake blasts so that they get more funds or medals. May be even RSS is involved as they were earlier to create commmunal riots and ploitical gain ..sympathy. God Save India.. oops!! Please dont say which God! Folks- Lets put HUMANITY first!!
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    Madarchod Mohammad
    Aug 10, 2017 at 12:00 pm
    Of course..Arabian cult invading Indian subcontinent...
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    ah
    Aug 10, 2017 at 11:15 am
    ha ha ha .................... Indians should KNOW by now that "LOW INTENSITY" bombs are not the work of MUSLIM TERRORISTS ........................ ye public hai ye SAB jaanti hai ...........
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