In the midst of the celebrations of Bijoya Dasami on Thursday, there was panic at Dum Dum railway station in the city when an unclaimed bag was found on one of the platforms. The bag was found on platform number one of Dum Dum station and it was feared that it might contain explosives, said officials of the Government Railway Police.
The State's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) was called in to probe the matter. After the experts from the CID had looked into the contents of the bag, it was revealed that it contained pyrotechnics that were immediately defused, they added.
Meanwhile another incident was reported when a bag of explosives were found outside an apartment building in the same area.
The officials of the CID are conducting investigations, police sources said.