Ludhiana: After high alert was declared in Punjab, extensive checking operation was carried out at Ludhiana Railway Station with bomb squad team on Tuesday. The reason of the checking was kept under wraps by Ludhiana Railway Station authorities from the passengers while carrying out the checks so that people should not panic there.
Railway Protection Force, Government Railway Police and Civil Police officials carried out a joint checking at the Ludhiana Railway Station. The heavy police was deputed at the entry and exit points of the Ludhiana Railway Station. All the trains which passed through the Ludhiana Railway Station were checked by police officials with bomb squad team. Each and every bag of the passengers was checked by cops in order to avoid any kind of untoward incident at the Ludhiana Railway Station. Still heavy police is deputed at station and checking is going on at various platforms.
It is worth mentioning that high alert was announced after Archana Express train running between Jammu and Patna on Tuesday was vacated at the Jalandhar Cantt Railway Station following a bomb scare call. The checking was carried out jointly by the Jalandhar Police, Government Railway Police and Army. The train arrived at Jalandhar Cantt around 9.30 am following which an announcement was made to vacate the train.
Due to this incident, number of trains were stopped at the various railway stations of Punjab in order to carry out checks due to which change in arrival and departure time of the trains was witnessed, which resulted in the late running of the trains at the Ludhiana Railway
Though passengers kept asking officials why they are carrying out checking from which few came out to know about hoax call of the bomb in a train at Jalandhar junction from news alerts in their phones.
“I was worried why the checking was carried out and I checked the news in phone and I got to know about it”, said a Railway passenger, Sanjeev Kumar who was waiting for his train.
The Station Superintendent, Ludhiana, Ashok Salaria informed that they were given the directions to announce high alert and help the cops in carrying out the checks and they followed the orders of their high officials to avoid any untoward incident.
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