Raipur, Aug 30: A powerful IED planted by Naxals was today recovered near an under-construction culvert in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, police said.
The Improvised Explosive Device (IED), weighing about 10 kg, was unearthed by a team of CRPF's 217 battalion under Maraiguda police station limits when they were patrolling to ensure security to the under-construction Maraiguda-Golapalli road, a CRPF official said.
Security forces had launched the operation from Maraiguda towards Golapalli, located around 450 km from the state capital Raipur, late this morning.
At around 11.45 AM, they spotted the explosive placed in a steel container hidden on a side of the road just ahead of the under-construction culvert on a rivulet, about four km away from Maraiguda, he said.
The explosive was immediately destroyed by the bomb disposal squad at the spot, he said. It was meant to harm the security personnel during their operations in the area, he added.