Cylinder bombs recovered before Bihar Speaker's visit



Gaya: Four powerful cylinder bombs were recovered on Thursday from near a road in Gaya district, hours before the state Assembly Speaker passed by the road, a senior police official said.

The bombs, planted by Maoists, were detected near Chaugain village under Banke Bazar police station by a police team carrying out road opening exercise, City Superintendent of Police Akhtar Hussain said.

The Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary, who represents the Imamganj Assembly seat, went ahead with his scheduled engagement in Tongla Bathan village, Hussain said.

The cylinder bombs -- one weighing 10 kg and three others of five kg each -- were later diffused by the bomb disposal squad at an isolated place, he said.

PTI