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Security intensified in Delhi after bomb scare in Delhi-Lucknow train

New Delhi: Many trains were delayed and several were diverted after reports of a bomb scare at New Delhi Railway station on Sunday morning. Later the threat was found to be a hoax. Lucknow-Shatabdi Express, which was evacuated at Ghaziabad railway station, was allowed to leave after a thorough search.

"Lucknow Shatabdi Express was halted and evacuated at Ghaziabad railway station after bomb scare this morning," said Neeraj Sharma, CPRO, Northern Railway.

"Nothing found during search, we got clearance at 7:40 am and the train was allowed to leave at 7:42 am," added Neeraj Sharma.

Reportedly, the Mumbai ATS informed the Railway Board after it received an e-mail threatening of bomb blast on Delhi-Kanpur train.

Several Kanpur-bound trains were evacuated and checked at New Delhi and neighbouring stations. Lucknow Shatabdi Express was evacuated at Ghaziabad.

According to the reports, the ASI called the station managers requesting all Delhi-Kanpur trains be checked properly before allowed to leave.

As per the letter to the New Delhi Railway Station officials, Delhi Police asked them to thoroughly check and sanitise all the trains between New Delhi and Kanpur before letting them depart. The letter says that the sender has threatened to explode the trains within next three days.

Following the threat, security was tightened at New Delhi Railway Station and other railway station in the national capital.

Passengers were properly frisked before entering the station premises. Dog squad and top officials of the security agencies were also at the spot.

Delhi and other neighbouring state are on a high alert following a terror attack on Pathankot Air Force base on Saturday.

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