Explosive substances near rail track diffused

August 23rd, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS  

Kottayam, Aug 23 (IANS) Experts Thursday diffused explosive substances including a detonator found in a tiffin box near a railway track about 30 km from here in Kerala, police said.

Kottayam Superintendent of Police C. Rajagopal told reporters here that what was found cannot be termed a bomb but it contained explosive substances.

“A detonator was placed in a pipe and kept in a steel tiffin box which also had ammonium nitrate. Only after detailed scientific examination can more details be revealed on the nature of the substance,” he said.

Alert railway officials on a routine checking operation near Veloor spotted the box.

Train traffic between Kottayam and Ernakulam was halted after the discovery.

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