Jharsuguda: A major incident was averted after a huge cache of explosives were seized from Alleppey-Dhanbad Express at Jharsuguda railway station here this morning.
The probe has been launched to ascertain who had kept the explosives inside a bogie of the express train.
According to reports, the GRP personnel recovered seven bombs from 3 tier AC compartment of the Alleppey-Dhanbad train.
The bombs were traced after the passengers of the AC compartment shouted at Jharsuguda railway station at around 3.45 am. When GRP Havildar Firoz Khan rushed the spot he found a shoe was burning under seat number 71 of the compartment. After he doused the flame, he spotted a bag containing suspected items near the seat.
Applying his presence of mind, he threw the suspected items and found those were explosives connected with a battery.
He immediately informed the authorities about the incident.
The bomb squad rushed the spot. The bombs will be diffused after examining the items, a GRP official said.