Mumbai, June 5: Explosives were found in Shalimar Express train at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) terminus in Mumbai on Wednesday. According to reports, five gelatin sticks were found in the Kurla train depot. As soon as the incident was reported, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) swung to action and reached the spot to take a stock of the situation.
According to details by Mumbai Railway Commissioner, some suspicious material was kept inside Shalimar Express at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus railway station. The official informed that a letter was also found with "keep this packet here, next team will carry on from here" written on it. One battery connected to the packet also found.
The Express train, LTT- Shalimar Express (18029) and Shalimar Express- LTT (18030) train plies from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at Kurla in Mumbai to Shalimar in West Bengal and vice versa . Indian Railways Ends Flexi Fare Scheme For Premium Trains.
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Gelatin is an explosive material. To detonate these bombs, they are simply throw onto the ground. They tend to separate most easily if they land on a corner. Gelatin consists of collodion-cotton (a type of nitrocellulose or gun cotton) dissolved in either nitroglycerine or nitroglycol and mixed with wood pulp and saltpetre (sodium nitrate or potassium nitrate).