Large quantities of explosives from a woman passenger were seized by Railway Protection Force (RPF) on Friday. The suspected woman was travelling in a train from Chennai before being taken into custody
According to a senior RPF official, explosives including 117 gelatin sticks and 350 detonators were found hidden beneath the seat of Ramani, a native of Tiruvannamalai, travelling from Chennai to Thalassery in Kannur district by the ChennaiMangaluru superfast train.
A special squad of the RPF seized the explosives, including gelatin sticks and detonators during a search conducted at Kozhikode. The expert team was led by Divisional Security Commissioner Jithin B Raj.
In view of the forthcoming elections to the state Assembly, the RPF has intensified searches in trains recently.
Following the seizure, the RPF has taken Ramani into custody.
A case has been registered and the matter is being probed.
With PTI Inputs
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