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Maharashtra: 54 detonators in two boxes found abandoned at busy Kalyan railway station

Updated on: 21 February,2024 06:29 PM IST  |  Thane
mid-day online correspondent |

Around 54 detonators in two boxes were found abandoned on a platform at Kalyan railway station in Thane district of Maharashtra

Maharashtra: 54 detonators in two boxes found abandoned at busy Kalyan railway station

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Key Highlights

  1. 54 detonators in two boxes were found abandoned on a platform at Kalyan railway station
  2. The boxes were spotted by the GRP lying unattended on the platform No. 1
  3. The BDDS team took the boxes into custody

As many as 54 detonators in two boxes were found abandoned on a platform at Kalyan railway station in Thane district of Maharashtra on Wednesday, a Government Railway Police (GRP) official said, reported the PTI.


The official said the boxes were spotted by the GRP lying unattended on the platform No. 1 of the usually crowded station on the Central Railway (CR) route following which a dog squad and Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) personnel were immediately called to the spot, as per the PTI.


The BDDS team took the boxes into custody and on opening found as many as 54 detonators (a device containing small amount of explosive) inside them, he said.


The Kalyan GRP has launched a probe though they were yet to register a case in connection with the seizure, said the official, according to the PTI.

Senior police officials, including Thane city cops, visited the spot where the detonators were found.

Usually, detonators are used in Thane district for illegally catching fish in lakes and also for carrying out blasting operations in quarries.

Detonators are used to send shock-waves through the water, stunning or killing fish which are then collected.

Kalyan railway station on Mumbai city's outskirts serves commuters of both long-distance as well as suburban trains and is usually very crowded, the news agency reported on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, in an another incident, a 27-year-old man on board the Howrah-Mumbai Express was injured when an unidentified person allegedly hit him with a wooden stick from outside the moving train in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said on Thursday, reported news agency PTI.

The incident took place between Ambivli and Kalyan in the district at around noon on Monday when the Thane train passenger, a labourer hailing from Manmad in Nashik, was standing on the footboard of a general coach of the train, an official from the Government Railway Police (GRP) in Kalyan said, reported PTI.

An unidentified person present near the tracks hit him with a wooden stick without any provocation.

The Thane train passenger suffered severe eye injuries. He was promptly rushed to a hospital for treatment, the official said, reported PTI.

Based on his complaint, the Kalyan GRP on Tuesday registered a case under Indian Penal Code sections 336 (rash or negligent act as to endanger human life or personal safety of others) and 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), he said, reported PTI.

(with PTI inputs)

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