Police Recover Bomb Fuses that Went Missing from Himgiri Express

Police displaying recovered bomb fuses in Patna on Saturday.

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Patna: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) in Patna, working side by side with the Government Railway Police (GRP) on Saturday, recovered five army explosive fuses that were stolen from the Himgiri Express last Wednesday.

After following up on all tips and clues, authorities traced the fuses to a pond near Patna Saheb railway station. Kept inside a metal box, the fuses were being transported from Pathankot in Punjab to Howraw in West Bengal by Himgiri Express when thieves, after breaking into the railway parcel van, stole the box and disappeared somewhere between Patna and Patna Saheb.

Man arrested in the theft of army bomb fuse.

Talking to the reporters, GRP official A S Thakur said that police had earlier detained three men in the case after interviewing more than a dozen suspects in the case. One of them finally cracked and confessed of the crime.

He then led the cops to a pond just at the outer signal of Patna Saheb. Upon search, the police found all five fuses and also the steel box in the same vicinity.

More arrests are expected in the case, police said.


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