- Cane bomb of 20 kg planted under a culvert was found in a joint search operation conducted by 26th battalion of CRPF and Bokaro police at Upparghat area under Pank Narayanpur police station in naxal affected Nawadih block under Bermo sub-division in Bokaro district.
The recovered cane bomb was later defused by the CRPF bomb disposal squad safely, said police sources.
The incident took place at around 2.30 pm on Friday evening. In connection with the incident, police sources said that the Pannk- Narayanpur police station area of Nawadih block had a great stroll during the martyr week of CPI Naxalites.
The Naxalites were continuously making their presence felt in the Naxal-affected forested areas of Upparghat in Nawadih block.
Police and CRPF were getting such information that the Naxalites have planted a cane bomb under the culverts during their presence.
The police and CRPF have got information on Friday that a cane bomb has been planted by the Naxalites under the culvert located on Harladih turn on the highly Naxal-affected Deogada-Banshi road.
The cane bombs were about to blast but fortunately there were detected and defused in time by anti-bomb squad. The items indicated that they were kept there only a few days ago, he added. However, no arrest could be made as the cane bomb and other explosives found dumped, said Kumar .
The Naxalites, it may be recalled, have been extensively using landmines against the police force and the State police and CRPF have suffered heavy damages including casualties in Naxal operation.
As part of the search operation, the 26th battalion of CRPF and the police of Pannk- Narayanpur police station, led by ASP campaign Umesh Kumar, recovered a 20 kg cane bomb from the culvert under the said culvert and dashed the dangerous designs of Naxalites.
The ASP(abhiyan) was accompanied by Officer-in Charge Arun Kumar Sharma, PSI Suman Kumar, UK Pandey jawans with the ASP (abhiyan).
Even after the recovery of the bomb, the search operation of police and CRPF continues