Explosives recovered from Patna railway junction

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Patna, Nov 24: Close on the heels of recovery of a huge catche of arms and ammunition from a house here on Thursday, the Bihar Railway police seized an unclaimed bag containing high explosive materials from a Mumbai bound train at the Patna Railway junction this evening.

Railway Superintendent of Police Ajitav Kumar told the sources that the unclaimed bag was found from one of the compartments during a search operation by security forces at the 'Lokmanya Tilak Express' before its scheduled departure from here to Mumbai.

Soon the bomb disposal squad was summoned and it was found that the bag contained some explosive materials and several metres of live wires which could also be used as detonators, Mr Kumar said adding that soon the entire area was cordoned off and the bag was taken to a safer place to avoid any possible disaster.

As the news of the recovery of bag spread, people became panicky and ran helter-skelter for cover. However, soon a large contingent of police arrived and urged the people not to panick. They also intensifed the search operation in all trains passing through Patna junction.

Incidenally, today's recovery of the explosive bag added a new dimension in the security cover of the state as only on November 22 the city police, acting on a tip-off, recovered a huge catche of arms and ammunition from a house in a posh locality here and arrested two Maoist leaders of Jharkhand causing serious concern to the state administration.

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