Bhubaneswar: The CRPF recovered 10 kg of
Improvised Explosive Device from a roadside pit from the Naxal
stronghold of Sundergarh district, officials said here today.
The IED, recovered Sunday night from near Mahupada
village, was kept in a box and had a 200 metre long wire
attached to it.
"The IED could have easily been set off from a distance
of 200 metres as part of the plan to target security forces,"
a CRPF source said.
In February this year, the Naxals had blown off part of a
railway track, disrupting services on the Howrah-Mumbai route.
Early last September, the rebels had triggered about a
dozen explosions blowing up railway tracks and at least four
government buildings in Sundargarh to demand the release of 30
people arrested earlier on the suspicion that they were
Over 20 heavily armed Maoists attacked the Roxy railway
station in the same district August this year and blew it up
after asking the employees to move out.
They had also abducted three persons, including the
station master, besides setting ablaze around 15 vehicles
parked near the small railway station used primarily for iron