Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Three landmines recovered ahead of Jamshedpur polls

Jamshedpur, Aug. 28 (PTI): Three landmines were recovered today from naxal-infested Ghatsila sub-division of East Singhbhum district ahead of Jamshedpur parliamentary bye-election tomorrow.

The explosives weighing between five kg to 10 kg each were recovered near Kasiabeda jungle adjacent to the naxal bastion Ghorabandha, police superintendent Navin Kumar Singh told newsmen here.

A search operation was launched in the area following the recovery of the landmines and all police stations in the adjoining areas were alerted, he said.

Para-military forces staged a flag March to inculcate confidence among the electrorate.

The district administration has made elaborate security arrangements deploying altogether 57 companies of forces including CRPF twenty companies, ten companies of BSF and five companies of Indo-Tibetan Border Police.

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