In shocking news, a low-intensity bomb blast was reported in a toilet of a general coach of Kanpur-Bhiwani Kalindi Express train at Barrajpur station which is around 30 km from Kanpur, on Wednesday evening. Luckily, no injuries or casualties were reported after the incident.
During the preliminary investigation, some material, including a handwritten letter and a plastic bag, was found from the spot and when opened the suspicious letter, it revealed top secret plans to kill our PM according to AajTak.
PTI quoted Additional Director General of Police (Kanpur zone) Avinash Chandra as saying the “handwritten letter recovered from the blast site” seemingly belonged to Pakistan-based terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad. Kanpur SSP Anant Deo told ANI that “it seems to be an act of mischief”.
After the incident, the railways along with police authorities turned up in numbers only to inspect all coaches of the train. The explosion happened around 7:10 pm when the train halted at Barrajpur station, a railway official told the news agency.
#WATCH A low-intensity blast took place in a toilet of a general coach of Kanpur-Bhiwani Kalindi Express near Barrajpur station (near Kanpur) at around 7.10 pm, today. Prima facie, it appears to be a blast of explosive. There are no injuries or casualties. pic.twitter.com/y32bKkkXZJ
— ANI (@ANI) February 20, 2019
“Some handwritten pamphlets in illegible writing containing threats have been found from the blast site,” the ADG said that the dangerous materials apparently belong to Jaish-e-Mohammad. “Our priority to get properly check all coaches of the train by anti-sabotage and bomb disposal squad teams as a precautionary measure before allowing the train to leave for its desired destination,” he said.
Though police officials are suspecting it was done by Jaish-e-Mohammad, Railways officials maintain the real cause could only be identified after the anti-terrorism squad report, which thoroughly inspected the whole area following the blast.
Previously, the whole nation went into a state of mourning after a CRPF convoy carrying over 2,500 jawans was unexpectedly assaulted by a JeM suicide bomber Adil Ahmad Dar in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, eventually leading to the death of 44 CRPF paramilitary troopers.