Railway police team leaves for Chennai

Railway police team leaves for Chennai

Railway police team leaves for Chennai

Explosives were being transported, blast not intended, suspect police.

A City railway police team left for Chennai on Thursday, in connection with the blast on the Bangalore-Guwahati Express train at the Chennai Central station.

The team is led by Deputy Superintendent of Police Murali. It will assist the Tamil Nadu CB-CID team and local police in the probe. The team will also share information which it collected throughout the day, said a senior police officer.

“There has been no communication from the Tamil Nadu police yet in connection with the incident. We will extend support and cooperation to them,” Superintendent of Police (Railways) S N Siddaramappa told Deccan Herald.

The person who transported explosives in a coach of the train remains unidentified. The Karnataka police initially thought that they might get conclusive evidence from the CCTV footage. But that did not happen.

There are 35 CCTV cameras on the 10 platforms of the Bangalore City station.It is suspected that it was primarily an attempt to transport explosives, rather than carry out blasts.

If the suspects wanted to carry out a blast, they would have done it at the Bangalore City station. Or they would have exploded a huge quantity of explosives at the Chennai Central station so that the casualties were more, police said.

There is a strong possibility that the bag of explosives was brought inside the train, somewhere between Bangalore and Chennai.

Credible information would be available once the police speak to the injured.

City Police Commissioner Raghavendra Auradkar has directed the police to collect information about those who have booked tickets in private buses and flights to various destinations. The police have been asked to collect details of all passengers who booked tickets from Bangalore in the last three days.