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Attempt to blow up Udaipur-Ahmedabad railway track, detonator blast on bridge, PM had inaugurated it 13 days ago

06:51 PM Nov 13, 2022 IST | APN Live
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Unidentified people blasted the bridge on the Udaipur-Ahmedabad railway line on late Saturday night.


Ammunition was also found from the spot. The miscreants’ plan was to blow up the bridge and destroy the railway track. The train had passed through this track only four hours before the blast. After the incident, the train coming from Ahmedabad to Udaipur was stopped at Dungarpur. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated this line on October 31, itself.

District Collector Tarachand Meena said that an attempt to blow up the bridge with detonator has come to the fore. Udaipur SP Vikas Sharma said that initially it seems that the blast has been done after thorough planning. The detonator belongs to the Super 90 category. Bomb squad and forensic team reached the spot and collected evidence. The Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Rajasthan Police has also reached the spot.


Vigilance of locals saved many lives

The incident is about 35 km from Udaipur on the Salumber road covered by the railway bridge in Kevde ki Naal. The villagers heard the sound of an explosion around 10 pm on Saturday night. After this, some youth immediately reached the track. They saw that there was gunpowder lying on the railway line. The tracks were broken at many places. Nut-bolts were also found missing from the line on the bridge. A thin iron sheet was also found uprooted on the track.

Seeing this situation, the villagers immediately informed the railway officials about the accident. After this the traffic on the track was stopped. If a train had come on that track, many lives could have been in danger.

Explosion with mining blast material

Zawar Mines Police Officer Anil Vishnai said that the material used in the mining blast has been used. Indigenous explosive material has been found. Currently probing every angle. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has also instructed Director General of Police Umesh Mishra for a detailed investigation.

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