Srinagar: Police on Monday claimed to have averted major tragedies by detecting two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Pulwama district of south Kashmir.
Police and army’s 55RR and the personnel of CRPF 185 battalion on a specific information carried out a search operation and recovered an IED planted by militants alongside a link road leading from Railway-Dogripora to village Panzgam, a police spokespersons said Monday. He said that IED was concealed in a container of approximately 10 litre capacity.
“The IED was subsequently got defused on the spot and thus a major tragedy was averted,” he said, adding that a case FIR number 90/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Awantipora and investigation initiated.
In a similar operation based on a specific credible input, the police spokesperson said that police, army’s 42RR and CRPF 180 battalion conducted a search operation near Simoah Nallah of Tral.
“During the search operation, a plastic container of approximately 50-60 litre capacity containing IED material was recovered after digging at the suspected spot,” he said.
He said that the explosive materials recovered from the container included Gun Powder (Ammonium powder) approximately 40-50Kg, 2 Electric Detonators, Cordex wire approximately 04mtrs and Electric Command wire approximately 100mtrs.
“By recovering such a huge quantity of explosive materials, another major tragedy was averted by police/security forces. Regarding the said incident case FIR number 59/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Tral and investigation taken up,” the police spokesperson added.
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