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Explosive material found in Balaghat

Last Updated: Monday, June 20, 2011 - 18:12

Balaghat: Explosives used in claymore
mine and supplementary materials weighing 70 kg, was found by
police near the Tanda river in Naxal-affected Balaghat
district, close to the Chhattisgarh border.

"Based on a tip-off, we recovered seven steel plates,
fuses, switches, wires, flashes, detonators and explosives
used in claymore mine from village Dhiri close to Tanda river
yesterday," Inspector General of Police CB Muniraju, from the
Naxal-affected district, told a news agency.

He said raw materials used in the claymore mines were
kept in polythene bag.

This is for the third time that explosives have been
recovered in the district over the last 40 days. Last month, a cache of ammunition were recovered from Muchurda valley
forests and Songudda police area separately.

Police have launched investigations and are keeping a
vigil on areas close to the adjoining Naxal-hit Rajnandgaon
district in the state.


First Published: Monday, June 20, 2011 - 18:12

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