Srinagar: Minutes before a crucial security
meeting here, police Monday detected a suspected Improvised
Explosive Device (IED) outside the Police Control Room.
A plastic can containing a nine-volt battery, a
programmed Timer Device (PTD) and some black powdery
substance, was found by a police patrol just outside the PCR
complex near Batamaloo here, officials said.
A bomb disposal squad was rushed to the spot which defused the explosive material estimated to weigh 1.5
kilogram, they said.
Inspector General of Police Kashmir SM Sahai said the
matter is being investigated and it is not yet clear if the
suspected object was an IED.
The recovery came minutes ahead of crucial security
meeting to finalise the arrangements for the bi-annual durbar
move under which the capital of Jammu and Kashmir shifts from
Srinagar to Jammu for six months of winter.
Senior police and other security officials were to
attend the meeting, which was scheduled to begin at 11.00 am.
(With PTI inputs)