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Panic at Bengaluru railway station after grenade casings found near Patna-bound train

According to the police, the items seized were not grenades but grenade casings. Following the seizures, security was beefed up in the station.

Written by Darshan Devaiah BP | Bengaluru |
Updated: May 31, 2019 2:32:28 pm
bangalore-bomb-railway-satation Handmade grenade casings found at Bengaluru city railway station near the Patna-bound Sanghamitra Express. Express Photo

Chaos broke out at Sangolli Rayanna railway station (Majestic/Bangalore city railway station) in Bengaluru on Friday morning after grenade casings were found near Patna-bound Sanghamitra Express train. A bomb disposal squad along with railway police rushed to the spot to investigate the matter.

According to the police, the items seized were not grenades but grenade casings. Following the seizures, security was beefed up at the station.

Passengers-bangalore-train- Passengers panicked at the Bengaluru city railway station after the bomb scare. Express Photo

Additional Director General of Police (Railways), Alok Mohan, said “the object was found by a railway staff near the Patna-bound Sanghamitra Express at around 8.30 a.m. The investigation is going on and we are going through CCTV footage to gather further information.”

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