A person was injured when a low-intensity crude bomb exploded near a railway track in Khalilabad town here this morning, police said. Police also recovered 3 crude bombs near the railway track during the search.
Raju Thapa, who hails from Nepal, was collecting trash lying near the railway track when a low-intensity crude bomb exploded, SP Hiralal said.
A police team reached the spot and found three more live bombs in the bag in which Thapa had collected the waste, the SP said.
Safety of railway tracks in Uttar Pradesh had become a sensitive political issue during the recently held assembly elections. During the election campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had blamed external forces for sabotaging trains.
Prime Minister had blamed foreign hand for causing derailment of Indore-Patna express train near Kanpur late last year in which over 150 passengers were killed. Nepal police had arrested an alleged ISI agent Shamsul Hoda in connection with the sabotage.
Uttar Pradesh police killed one ISIS inspired militant Saifullah in the outskirt of Lucknow early this month following a bomb blast in Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train on March 08.
He said that the bombs look like low-intensity “sutli bombs” or crude bombs.
The injured has been rushed to a hospital and police are probing the matter.