ELURU: An anonymous call claiming that a bomb was planted on the Hyderabad-Howrah East Coast Express turned out as hoax in Eluru railway station on Thursday evening.
According to railway officials, an unknown person called the Vijayawada Railway Protection Force (RPF) central office around 5.10 PM claiming that a bomb was planted in the general bogies behind the engine of the train. By the time RPF personnel went to the platform to stop the train it had already left.
The RPF personnel informed the bomb threat call to Eluru Sub Control RPF and station master of Eluru. The railway officials informed the matter to West Godavari SP Bhaskar Bhushan.
On his directions, Eluru DSP G Venkateswara Rao, Eluru City Circle Inspector N Rajasekhar along with bomb and dog squads reached the station and thoroughly checked the luggage and passengers. The train left Eluru at 7.03 PM when no bomb was found.