agra: Upset over being fined for smoking, man aboard Karnataka Express exacts bomb hoax revenge | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Panic gripped passengers of Karnataka Express (New Delhi-Bengaluru) after the Railway Protection Force at Agra received an anonymous call late on Tuesday that a bomb was placed in the train.
However, it turned out to be a hoax and the culprits were an angry passenger, who had been fined for smoking by an RPF personnel, and his brother.
RPF along with Government Railway Police (GRP) searched all coaches after the train reached Dharmavaram in Andhra Pradesh at 11pm on Tuesday. With the help of metal detectors and a sniffer dog, they checked luggage till 3am on Wednesday and found no dangerous substances.
“A passenger on board the train was fined at Agra station for smoking. He lost his cool and called his brother in Delhi to make a call to RPF, Agra that a bomb had been placed in the train. We traced his brother and he confessed making the call. The passenger was arrested at Wadi Junction station in Kalaburagi,” said an official.

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