PRAMESH S JAIN
“Congratulations to whole team of SP,Railways,Bheemashankar.S.
Guled, Senior Divisional Security Commissioner,Railway Protection Force (RPF),Ms.Debashmita Chattopadhyay Banerjee,DYSP,Railways, Sreenivas Reddy,PIs,Nagaraj,Mallur,PSIs, Dilip and Ms.Bharathi with their whole team for detecting the case within 72 hours”.
Three days after the bomb scare at a Bengaluru railway station,the metal object that was suspected to have been a grenade turned out to be Army’s Simulator hand-grenade.It was found on trolley path of platform number one and two at Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna railway station on May 31 (Friday).
On Friday, the suspicious object was found on the trolley path between platforms 1 and 2 and had put police forces on their toes.The malfunctioning CCTV camera in Sanghmitra Express,which was ready to depart,proved to be a stumbling block for the probe.However, Railway Police solved the case within 72 hours,with the cooperation of officials of the,RPF,Internal Security Division,(ISD), Intelligence Bureau and State Intelligence Bureau.
Panic gripped passengers on Friday after a railway a suspicious object,which was later revealed to be a hand grenade,at the trolley path between tracks near platform 1.Later, it was sent to FSL.Following a thorough examination,FSL handed over the report, stating that the grenade belonged to the army and it was used in training sessions.
The Jhansi-bound consignment had reached Delhi by Karnataka Express on May 28 due to some miscommunication. It was sent back to Chennai on the same day and when it reached Chennai the officials sent it Bengaluru by Lalbagh Express. It reached Bengaluru on May 31 and was unloaded from the train and taken back to the Army office, according to reports.
Simulator hand grenade’ was to be transported to Jhansi:
The Defence Ministry on Tuesday confirmed that the hand grenade found at KSR Railway Station last week was a simulator that belonged to the army. It was part of a consignment that was being sent from Bengaluru to Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh on May 10 they said,With regard to the reported finding of Simulator Hand-Grenade’ at KSR Railway Station on 31 May 2019. It is from a photograph in the Newspaper reports on 01 June 2019,that the Army Workshop at Bangalore identified the ‘Simulator Hand-Grenade’ and decided to check with Army units which had recently collected the same for any losses.Later It emerged that it pertains to a consignment booked in parcel on Military Convoy Note with the Railways from Bengaluru to Jhansi on 10 May 2019.The consignment was to be delivered at Jhansi but has failed to be delivered till date.The consignee unit at Jhansi has been in contact with the Railway authorities at that station and had been told that the parcels are not traceable.It is reiterated that,this item is only for training purpose and does not have any explosive content.The matter is being resolved in conjunction with railway authorities,said by the Ministry of Defence in a press release on Tuesday.
On Tuesday,Home Minister of karnataka state,MB Patil apreciated the officers of Railways and staff who has done a exemplary work in detecting the case within 72 hours in his tweet he said,Investigation about hand grenade identified in the Bengaluru City Railway station recently have revealed that it is just a simulator grenade (dummy), manufactured at the Army Unit in the city, used only for training purpose.It had slipped out on Platform No.1 while transporting it to some other unit. I appreciate the Railway Police for their swift investigation and proudly announce reward for the team he tweeted.
Bheemashankar S Guled SP,Railways held a press conference at his office on Monday evening,He told media persons that as on 31st May at around 8:45 am in the morning a suspicious metal object was noticed by a KSISF constable,Krishna and it was a triggered a panic situation among the general public and as soon as the incident was reported senior officers as,ADGP,Railways,Alok Mohan,myself,Senior Divisional security commissioner for Railway Protection Force,Ms.Debashmita Chattopadhyay Banerjee,with DCP,West,Ravi.D.Channanavar with local police and other officers and staff rushed to spot and cordoned the area without creating any panic among the passengers at the station as the bomb disposal squad arrived the team removed the object very safely without creating any problem to passengers after getting to know it is a dummy grenade we appealed to general public to need not be panic as it is a dummy grenade we built confidence in public by taking all precautionary measures we sanitised all the force in searching, the staff with bomb disposal squad and sniffer dogs conducted a search on trains and bogies stationed at the railway station and along with the entire search of platforms was also searched and later we discussed about the incident with the legal experts and based on their instructions we registered a FIR and formed 10 special teams and the team consist of 150 police personnel with the able guidance of senior officers the team started investigation and took the case very seriously the team worked day and night in collecting information about the identity of the suspicious object one of the team got a vital clues from one of the CCTV cameras installed outside the railway station in which the team noticed a military van carrying wooden boxes was moving from railway station and based on that our senior officers and special team visited all the military units across Bengaluru city and in one such unit the Army officers identified the device and said it is their device which they use it for training purposes and which is called as Simulator Hand Grenade belongs to Indian Army which is used in training and does not have any explosive material in it and with this the team has successfully identified to whom the suspicious metal object belong too and with this we have successfully detected the case within 72 hours and the team has taken the case very seriously investigating with all angles it was found that it is not a explosive device nor it can be converted into explosive device.when asked why it took more time to identify the device,SP,Railways said,there was some delay as the grenade did not bear any serial number on it. One of our officers suspected that it belonged to the Indian Army,and approached Army officials,who confirmed that the grenade belonged to them.They also demonstrated how it is used and explained that it is not an explosive, nor can anyone with ulterior motives use it,Refusing to divulge more information, Guled said that nothing much can be revealed as it is a sensitive matter pertaining to the Indian Army.I would say it might have fallen accidentally from a box carrying such grenades,while loading or unloading.I cannot reveal from where it was coming or where it was being transported.and the Army officers have assured that they will initiate a action on the person who has shown negligency in unloading and loading the parcel as per the information we received that the parcel which was carrying the Simulator hand grenade while unloading and loading one of the wooden box got damaged and one of the object would been fallen at the railway line we are still investigating the case to find out how it fallen there but as of now we can say it is a dummy grenade and we appeal to general public not to be panic as the object is dummy and we even appeal to public if they found any such suspicious object at Railway Station please do inform the nearest police personnel stationed at the railway station and we have taken all the precautionary measures and it will be a continuous process and we are continuously working in securing the railway station premises and passengers safety and the government of karnataka has also appreciated the team for their exemplary work and tremendous efforts shown in detecting the case within 72 hours and we will take action on the person responsible for it and finally Chief Minister of karnataka,HD Kumaraswamy,Home Minister of Karnataka state,MB Patil,DG&IGP,Neelamani N Raju has appreciated,ADGP,Railways,Alok Mohan,SP,Railways,
Bheemashankar S Guled,DCP West,Ravi.D.Channanavar,Senior Divisional Security Commissioner for Railway Protection Force,Ms.Debashmita Chattopadhyay Banerjee,DYSP,Railways, Sreenivas Reddy,ACP,Umesh,of Internal Security Division,Intelligence team Intelligence Burea,Bomb Disposal squad,FSL team,with the special team as,PIs,as,Nagaraj,Mallur,PSIs, Dilip, Ms.Bharathi,along with other staff and agencies who has done a tremendous and exemplary job in detecting the case and identifying the suspicious object found at Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna railway station belongs to Indian Army for this exemplary work a suitable reward will be given to the whole team he added.