Now, 2.7 kg RDX seized along border

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, January 14

A day after the seizure of 2.5-kg RDX by the Gurdaspur police, a Special Task Force for drugs here on Friday confiscated an improvised explosive device (IED) containing 2.7-kg RDX, along with 1.36-kg iron balls. The police also recovered Rs 1 lakh Indian currency.

As per the preliminary probe, the explosive was manually extracted from near the International border and later hidden in the fields of Dhaone Kalan village near Attari-Bachinwind Road.

Border Range IG Manish Chawla said the explosives were found in three iron containers weighing around 670 gm. The IED contained six codex pieces, three electrical detonators and a digital timer. The IED was later disposed of by the bomb squad team.

Though no arrest was made in this connection, the IG said the investigation was under progress to ascertain links. He said until there was any arrest in the case, they could not say who sneaked in the explosive. He also said it was probably meant to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere in Punjab during the upcoming Assembly polls.

Tribune Shorts


Top Stories

AAP to announce its CM candidate for Punjab polls in hours from now; issues detailed schedule

Bhagwant Mann is AAP’s CM candidate for Punjab polls

Arvind Kejriwal announces his candidature

Bhagwant Mann a compromise candidate for AAP: Sukhbir Badal

Bhagwant Mann a compromise candidate for AAP: Sukhbir Badal

Says today’s event a desperate PR exercise to make Mann acce...

Centre flags decline in Covid testing, asks states to enhance it

Centre flags decline in Covid testing, asks states to enhance it

In community settings all those who are symptomatic must be ...

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman charges Congress of fraud in entering into Antrix-Devas deal; cites SC judgment

Armed with SC verdict, Centre to fight out cases abroad on cancelled Antrix-Devas deal

Devas says seizure of Air India assets in Canada is a start,...

Cities

View All