A police spokesperson said that the bomb was recovered from one of the coaches of the Kamakhya-Puri Express near the Pancharatna station in western Goalpara district early Friday. Bomb experts defused the explosive.
Goalpara district police Chief Luis Aind told that “We had some information that a bomb was being carried in the train and hence we conducted a massive search operation after stopping the train at Pancharatna station and recovered a powerful improvised explosive device concealed in a sack.”
The official reports said that “Investigations are on to find if the person we picked was actually carrying the bomb or not.”
The Centre has alerted the states concerning the chances of a terror attack, mainly in Jammu and Kashmir and the North East, in the makes to the Independence Day.
The anti-talk section of the ULFA and 11 other N-E rebel outfits have mutually called for a boycott of the Independence Day celebrations and a general strike on August 15.