Kolkata, January 9: A suspicious item, believed to be a bomb, was found on the railway track at North 24 Parganas in West Bengal's Ashok Nagar on Wednesday. According to a tweet by ANI, Nikhil Kumar, CPRO Eastern Railway confirmed the incident and said it was a suspected bomb. As soon as the bomb was detected, the bomb disposal squad rushed to the spot.
According to the latest update, the bomb has been disposed of by civil authorities. Reports by ANI informed that normal services over Bangaon section resumed. After the US, China Develops Its Own 'Mother of All Bombs': Report.
Take a look at the tweet:
#UPDATE: Suspected bomb found on a railway track at North 24 Parganas in Ashok Nagar earlier today has been disposed of by civil authorities. Normal services over Bangaon section resumed https://t.co/nJze61F1TZ
— ANI (@ANI) January 9, 2019
In December 2017, a 1000-pound aerial bomb dating back to the World War-II era was found at a dock here during routine dredging operations. The 4.5-km-long aerial bomb was located during operations at Netaji Subhas Dock berth II. According to reports, the area was cordoned off following the discovery of the bomb Friday and the police, Navy and the Army duly informed, Kolkata Port Trust Chairman Vinit Kumar said.