Panic gripped the Siliguri Junction station area on Sunday afternoon when an unclaimed suitcase was spotted inside the compartment of a passenger train. After seeing an unclaimed red suitcase inside compartment 3-D of Alipurduar Siliguri Passenger train, bomb scare gripped the area. A large police contingent from Pradhan Nagar police station, the Government Railway Police and the Bomb Squad reached the spot. The unclaimed suitcase was found under the seat of the compartment after the train entered Siliguri Junction Railway Station.
Soon the Railway authorities and Bomb Squad team along with the police team separated the bogey from other compartments. Passengers travelling in the compartment were shifted to other compartments immediately.
The coach was later attached with another engine and taken to Sevoke forest area near Gumla Railway station to find out what was inside the red suitcase. Soon after the incident, the GRP and Pradhan Nagar police tightened the security. Passengers entering the station were thoroughly checked.