Eight powerful bombs were seized by the police from a train bound for New Jalpaiguri in adjacent West Bengal when it stopped at the Kishanganj railway station.
On a tip-off that some criminals were travelling with a consignment of bombs in the Maldah-New Jalpaiguri passenger train, the police, Railway Police Force and Government Railway Police searched the train when it stopped at Kishanganj, Government Railway Police Station in-charge Alok Prasad Singh said.
The bombs were recovered from a general compartment of the train. “The powerful bombs were kept in a plastic bag beneath a seat. We took them out and called the Bomb Disposal Squad to defuse them,” Alok said. No arrest was made, he said.
Intelligence Bureau personnel are investigating whether the recovery was related to any terror activity.
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