A bomb hoax call created panic among the passengers in the Delhi-bound Shatabdi Express on Wednesday.
Panic gripped the passengers of the train after Gurugram police received a call about a bomb being placed in the train, a media report quoted police as saying on Wednesday.
The report quoted Sub-Inspector Ramphal, in-charge of Government Railway Police (GRP) station, Gurugram, as saying: “The call came to police control room around 9.45 p.m. on Tuesday.”
The train was coming from Ajmer to Delhi.
As soon as the Gurugram police received the call, the train was stopped and all the passengers were asked to disembark.
It has been reported that Gurugram Police immediately swung into action and with the help of the Railway Police.
The bomb disposal squad carried out a search operation on the train till around 11.40 p.m.
However, after a thorough search, the call has been declared a hoax.
“Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) were followed and after a thorough search the call
has declared a hoax,” the report quoted Ramphal as saying.
During the investigation, it was found that a mentally-challenged man made the call from Delhi.
“We have traced the caller and a case under various sections has been registered against the caller. Further action will be initiated against him,” the police official said.
The official further informed that the express train was allowed to leave after almost 2 hours of search.