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More than 100 detonators found on rail tracks

August 25, 2003 22:54 IST
Last Updated: August 25, 2003 23:33 IST

Hours after twin bomb blasts in Mumbai killed 46 people, more than 100 detonators were found from a railway track at a place about 60 km from Nashik just an hour before an express train carrying mostly Kumbh pilgrims was to pass, senior police and railway officials in Nashik said.

Special Inspector General (Nashik Range) K S Shinde told PTI that detonators were found inside a tunnel at Ghatandevi near Igatpuri at around 1930 hours.

A patrolman detected them, Chief Public Relations Officer of Central Railway Sunil Jain said.

Shinde said bomb detection squads of Nashik Police have rushed to the spot.

Trains running on the route, including Delhi-Kochi Mangla Express and Panchavati Express, were halted on the tracks following the detection of the explosives, Jain said.

Meanwhile, Central Railway has given the clearance for trains to resume onward journey and was awaiting clearance from the Railway Police, which patrols the tracks.

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Sub: detonators

why thesse patroloing is only after blasts ahppen why not regularly. i think we are indulged in corruption that even a regular policeman does not ...

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Sub: Thank You Patrol man

Thanks a ton to the patrol man who found the detonators. Request the media to identify him, the government to recognise him and make him ...

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Sub: 100 Detonators found on tracks

It was a brave act which saved many lives by finding the detonators, but it is sad that the name of the patrolman is not ...

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