Bomb scare on Jalandhar-Pathankot train

New Delhi: An abandoned bag sparked a bomb scare on a Pathankot-bound train here following which it was halted at Kandrori station in Himachal Pradesh and passengers were swiftly evacuated.

Government Railway Police and bomb squad have been called in, a senior railway official said.

"Around 12 PM, an abandoned bag was spotted by a passenger in the Jalandhar-Pathankot train. Two wires were coming out from a packet inside the bag which made the passengers suspicious and they informed the railway authorities," Ferozpur Divisional Rail Manager Anuj Prakash said.

The train was halted at Kandrori in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, he said, adding the passengers were evacuated as a precautionary measure.