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Kerala: RPF seizes bag with explosives at Kozhikode railway station

A woman from Tamil Nadu, identified as Ramani, who had bought a ticket from Katpadi to Thalassery, claimed ownership of the bag. She said the items were to be used to break rocks and dig a well in Thalassery.

By: Express Web Desk | Kochi |
Updated: February 26, 2021 11:21:59 am
A woman identified as Ramani is being questioned by the police

The Railway Police Force (RPF) Friday confiscated a bag from the Chennai-Mangalore Express at Kozhikode railway station, which contained 117 gelatin sticks and 350 detonators. The bag was found under a seat in the D1 coach of the train.

A woman from Tiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu, identified as Ramani, who had bought a ticket from Katpadi to Thalassery, claimed ownership of the bag. She said the items were to be used to break rocks and dig a well in Thalassery. She was taken into custody and questioned by the police.

Due to the upcoming Kerala Assembly elections, the RPF has increased searches on trains, according to news agency PTI.

(With inputs from PTI)

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