Two bombs recovered from Mumbai railway station (Lead)December 3rd, 2008 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Another tragedy was averted Wednesday evening as two bombs were recovered and defused at the crowded Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), one of the sites of the Nov 26 terrorist attacks, a Mumbai Police official said.The bombs weighing four kg each were found from a spot inside the CST, one of this metropolis’s busiest railway stations, where the police had collected all the bags that were reportedly used by the terrorists, the official told IANS.
The recovery came while over 100,000 citizens were staging a peace march towards the Gateway of India, across the road from the Taj Mahal hotel, and other terror-hit places and minutes after Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh carried out an inspection of the CST station’s heritage building, the erstwhile Victoria Terminus.
The bombs were recovered when security personnel were checking the bags, which had been lying there under security for the past week, for clues to the terror plot, the official said.
The official said that both bombs had been defused and there was no cause for worry, though security measures were being tightened in and around the CST premises.
It was late evening of last Wednesday when the 10 terrorists sneaked into the city from the sea and started indiscriminate firing at several places, including CST. At least 183 people, including 22 foreigners, were killed in the strike.