100 gelatin sticks, 350 detonators seized from passenger at Kozhikode railway station
Kozhikode, Feb 26: At least 100 gelatin sticks and 350 detonators - were seized from a train passenger in Kerala at the Kozhikode Railway Station on Friday.
The explosives were found by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) from the Chennai-Mangaluru Superfast Express in Kozhikode.
The passenger, identified as Ramani has been taken into custody; the explosives were kept under the seats.
Ramani, a native of Tamil Nadu has told police that she was bringing gelatin sticks for use of digging a well.
According to a senior RPF official, explosives including 117 gelatin sticks and 350 detonators were found hidden beneath the seat of Ramani, a native of Tiruvannamalai, travelling from Chennai to Thalassery in Kannur district by the ChennaiMangaluru superfast train.
In view of the forthcoming elections to the state Assembly, the RPF has intensified searches in trains recently.
Following the seizure, the PRF has taken Ramani into custody.
A case has been registered and the matter is being probed.