There was a scare at the Pune railway station after suspected objects appearing to be bomb like material were found abandoned on Friday. The police, Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Bomb Detection & Disposal Squad (BDDS) were pressed into service and detailed examination of the objects revealed they were not explosives but firecracker or flares type materials.
According to the Railway Police in Pune, on Friday around 10:35 am, an RPF officer had informed railway police about suspected objects appearing to be bomb like material having been found in an isolated corner opposite general reservation counter. Teams of Police, Fire Brigade and Ambulances were sent to the spot.
Entire area was evacuated and the BDDS teams along with officials from the dog squad carried out checks in the area. Commissioner of Police, Pune, Amitabh Gupta too visited the spot.
"Inspection of the seized object revealed that it did not contain any explosive material, neither they were gelatin sticks and nor were they connected with any power source or circuit or timer. Still, for further examination the said material was taken to the open ground of BJ Medical College for diffusing the same. In the said event, there has been no financial or human loss," the police said in a statement.
"Adequate security measures are already in place at the places of high footfall. Also the entire railway station premises are under CCTV surveillance. We would like to request citizens not to believe in any rumours and we assure them that police are at their round the clock service," said a senior police officer.