Srinagar Apr 10: Panic gripped in a village in south Kashmir district of Anantnag after a live fuse was found yesterday, official sources said today.
They said police immediately sealed the entire area and rescued the local residents to safer places.
Later a Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) from District Police Lines (DPL), Anantnag destroyed the fuse without causing any damage.
People in about a dozen villages around the Khandroo, where thousands of Bofors and other shells were destroyed in August last year in a devastating fire in Field Ordinance Depot. The fire and blasts also claimed the lives of more than 20 peokple, including Army personnel.
Later, about 100 Army BDS from different parts of the country defused the unexploded shells in about a dozen villages adjacent to Khandroo depot.