Explosives were recovered from one of the compartments in the Alleppey-Dhanbad Express at the Jharsuguda Road railway station on Friday. The explosives were seized by a team of Government Railway Police (GRP) officials.
The matter came to light after some passengers of S-3 coach noticed a polythene carry bag burning when the train had stopped at Jharsuguda Road Railway Station at around 3.15 am.
The fire caused panic among the passengers and they started shouting. Subsequently, RPF constable S Khan rushed to the spot and doused the fire before throwing it out of the coach.
Meanwhile, a probe has been launched to ascertain who had kept the explosives inside a bogie of the express train.