Nabha (Punjab), Jan 19: In what could have been a replay of the Jaipur oil depot fire in Oct 2009, a bomb was diffused outside the Indian Oil liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) bottling plant, police said on Tuesday, Jan 19.
The bomb which was discovered on late Monday, Jan 18 evening, was suspected to be an improvised explosive device (IED).
Reportedly place in a canister, the bomb was wrapped in a men's shawl inside a plastic bag and was placed on a pipeline from Panipat till the bottling plant.
The bomb containing up to 10 kg of explosives was diffused Punjab Armed Police (PAP).
In a news agency report police said that failure to deactivate the bomb would have led to a major accident at the LPG bottling plant.
“Experts of PAP have successfully defused the bomb and disintegrated it to ascertain its ingredients. Its contents included different chemical substances like potassium nitrate, petrol bottles and nails," R.S. Khatra, district police chief, told reporters.
He said that there has been no arrest on the matter so far, adding that investigations are underway.
“After scrutinising the contents, we will try to find out the places where they were manufactured. So far we have not arrested anybody in this connection but our investigation is on and very soon we will nab the accused."