Explosives found at Guwahati railway station, security measures intensified

A huge quantity of gelatin sticks and cordex wires were recovered from an unclaimed bag by the GRPF in Guwahati Railway Station.

hidden January 08, 2015 10:36:33 IST
Explosives found at Guwahati railway station, security measures intensified

A huge quantity of gelatin sticks and cordex wires were recovered from an unclaimed bag by the GRPF in Guwahati Railway Station on Wednesday night on the eve of the 19th National Youth Festival.

During routine patrolling the bag containing 106 gelatin sticks and six wire rolls was noticed in platform number three by the security personnel, said GRPF sources. (an official in the GRPF office in the railway station)

Explosives found at Guwahati railway station security measures intensified

Representational Image. AFP

It was not immediately known to which militant outfit the explosives belonged or who was carrying them, the sources said.

Security measures have been intensified in the railway stations and the city where nearly 5000 youths from across the country have congregate to showcase their talent in the field of art and culture at the Festival, police said.

At the opening ceremony of the Festival, organised by the union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in collaboration with the state government, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is scheduled to be the chief guest and union youth Affairs and Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will preside over the ceremony.

PTI

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