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Aug 03 2012 (12:55)  Checking at railway station after Pune blasts (
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Posted by: Jayashree ❖ Amita  37362 news posts
KANPUR: A checking drive was launched by Railway Protection Force and Government Railway Police at Kanpur Central Railway Station on Thursday morning, after blasts in Pune on Wednesday evening. Security was beefed up. The checking, which commenced at around 11.30 am, continued for more than an hour. The entire railway station, including the circulating area, passenger waiting halls, ticket booking halls, platforms and other places were thoroughly checked. Hand-held metal detectors were used during the operation. Dog squad was also pressed into service to check every nook and corner of the railway station.
Several trains were also checked. Luggage was also checked. The passengers were frisked on the platforms. People moving on the railway platforms were asked to show ticket. Those who
could not show the ticket were frisked thoroughly and released.
No security personnel were present at the entry gate on the Cantt side of the station. The door-frame metal detector was also not functioning. The security drill was a mere eyelash. Meanwhile, the police intensified the vigil in the city. Both heavy and light were checked. Car owners were asked to get the vehicles checked before being allowed to leave.
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