Bomb hoax holds up August Kranti at Valsad for 20 mins

Valsad :The Mumbai-Delhi August Kranti Express was stopped briefly at Valsad railway station in Gujarat today after authorities got an anonymous call informing about a bomb on the train, which later turned out to be hoax.

The call was made to the Mumbai Central railway station after the train had departed in evening, police said, adding that information was relayed to Valsad station master who was asked to stop the train when it arrives here at around 8 PM.

Government Railway Police (GRP), along with the bomb disposal squad and dog squad, rushed to the spot at around 8.05 PM, said U C Markandey, GRP sub-inspector at Valsad station.

“We have searched each and every compartment and all the luggage in the train. The search operation continued for almost 20 minutes. However, nothing suspicious was found in the train. Later, the train was given green signal to continue it’s journey,” he said.