Raipur, June 23: A two kg tiffin bomb, planted by Maoists to apparently harm security personnel, has been recovered from an insurgency-hit pocket of Chhattisgarh's Dhamtari district, police said on Thursday,June 23.
The Improvised Explosive Device (IED), weighing about 2 kg, was unearthed by a team of district force from a dirt track in the dense forest under Borai Police Station limits last evening, Dhamtari Additional Superintendent of Police Ashok Pipre said.
Acting on a tip-off, the security personnel launched the operation to trace the bomb in the region, located around 150 kms from the state capital.
They spotted the IED placed in a steel tiffin hidden underground between Katti and Saiguda villages, the ASP said. The explosive was defused by the bomb disposal squad after it was brought to the police station, he said.
The bomb was meant to harm the security personnel during their operations in the region, he said.
2-kg tiffin bomb was recovered by Police in Dhamtari area of Chhattisgarh today. The bomb has now been defused. pic.twitter.com/iEj7e2QIo2— ANI (@ANI_news) June 23, 2016