Thursday, December 08, 2005

Police recover a can bomb ; major disaster averted

Jamshedpur | December 08, 2005 5:43:09 PM IST

A police contingent of East Singhbhum district had a narrow escape when a powerful can bomb, reportedly planted by the CPI (Maoist) activists, was unearthed at naxal-dominated Muchrisol chowk under Gudabandha police station yesterday.
The ultras assembled in the area to observe the foundation day function of Peoples' Gurriella Army (PGM). Hundreds of extremists gathered in the area, situated near a police picket and erected a martyr's alter, and a sophisticated can bomb, weighing about 10 kg, was planted under the flag.

Acting on a tip off, the police team, led by Deputy Superintendet of Police Shailendra Barnwal, reached the spot and cordoned off the area. Police used metal detector to locate the bomb and dug it out carefully.

A high alert was sounded in the area and police partrolling was intensifed following the incident, police said.


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