Hoax “Train News”; Discrepancy resolved

Read below the Article as published in Hindustan Times- newspaper. The complete article has been produced for Reader’s benefit along with the scanned image of the New in the paper.

Hoax call delays Delhi-bound Shatabdi

(source: HT, 8th May, 2010)

Scanned Image of the News Print in HT- 8th May, 2010

The Delhi-bound Shatabdi express was abruptly halted at Narela in outer Delhi following a phone call claiming that one if its bogies had been rigged with explosives on Friday morning, police said. The incident reportedly occurred minutes after the train, with close to a thousand passengers, had departed from Amritsar at 7:45 am. The GRP were informed about the explosives in time but the train could be halted at the Narela railway station around 8:15 am.

The 14-bogey train was combed for potential security hazards immediately after it pulled into the Narela Railway Station.

“A team of officers from the local police station was also dispatched to assist the GRP officers as they searched the train,” said a senior Delhi Police officer.

Police said the train was allowed to continue on its course towards the New Delhi Railway Station after the search operation that reportedly lasted for close to two hours.

GRP officers said the caller has been identified.

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Delhi-Amrtisar Shatabdi Express stopped after bomb scare

(source: The Times of India on Mobile)

NEW DELHI: The Delhi-Amritsar Swarn Shatabdi Express was on Friday stopped and passengers deboarded after an anonymous call to railway authorities that a bomb has been placed in the train.

The train had left Delhi at 7:40 am. At around 7:45 am, a call was made to the deputy station superintendent that a bomb has been placed in the train. The train was stopped at Narela and passengers deboarded, a northern railway spokesperson said.

A team of Delhi Police and railway police is conducting a thorough search of the train.

Notes:

The train was not “Delhi bound” i.e., not coming to Delhi as has been specified but started from Delhi..

Authenticity:

One of my friend’s relative was on that Train. Dr. Sushil Khurana, ex- Governer, Rotary International. They had boarded the train to Amritsar to attend a conference.

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