Video: 54 Detonators Found Abandoned On Platform 1 Of Kalyan Railway Station, GRP Launches Probe

Video: 54 Detonators Found Abandoned On Platform 1 Of Kalyan Railway Station, GRP Launches Probe

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.

Kamal MishraUpdated: Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 08:52 PM IST
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Mumbai, February 21: In a concerning incident at Kalyan railway station, two boxes containing a total of 54 detonators were found abandoned near platform number one on a Wednesday afternoon. According to sources boxes of detonators were sppoted by a cleanliness worker who promptly alerted on-duty GRP personnel.

Following the report, a dog squad and the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) were swiftly dispatched to the scene. The BDDS team took control of the boxes, subsequently revealing the presence of 54 detonators inside. These small devices, containing a minimal amount of explosive material, pose serious safety concerns.

An official statement from authorities noted, "The Kalyan GRP has registered a case under relevant sections of the IPC against an unknown person, and investigations are underway." Senior police officials, including those from Thane city, visited the site to assess the situation.

About Abandoned Detonators:

Detonators, typically employed for various purposes such as catching fish in lakes and conducting blasting operations in quarries, can also be utilized to send shockwaves through water, stunning or killing fish illegally.

Kalyan railway station, a bustling hub in the Mumbai division of Central Railway, caters to both long-distance and suburban commuters. The incident raises questions about the security measures in place at such crucial transportation nodes and the need for heightened vigilance.

While the investigation continues, it serves as a stark reminder of the importance of maintaining a robust security apparatus to safeguard public spaces. "Authorities are urged to remain vigilant, ensuring the safety of passengers and the general public who rely on the efficient functioning of railway stations like Kalyan" said a passenger activist.

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