Raipur: An Improvised Explosive Device (IED), suspected to have planted by Maoists, was on Wednesday recovered from a road in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Kanker district, police said.
A team of district force detected the bomb, weighing around 6 kg, on Vishrampuri road under Narharpur police station limits, Kanker Deputy Superintendent of Police Jayant Vaishnav told PTI.
Based on specific inputs that Naxals have planted a powerful IED on the route, a search operation was launched to track the explosives, the official said.
While cordoning off the road, they spotted the explosive packed in a steel tiffin placed beneath the earth between Kotalbhatti and Saimunda villages, averting a major mishap, he said.
The explosive was immediately defused by the bomb disposal squad. The IED was planted by rebels to target the security personnel during their operation in the region, the officer added.