Bomb Squad Safely Explode Recovered IED In Assam’s Tinsukia

Guwahati: The bomb squad successfully exploded the seized improvised explosive device (IED) in Tinsukia district of Assam on Sunday after finding the explosives.

With the help of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the bomb squad team in Tinsukia’s Dirak village was able to recover the IED and set off the explosion in a secure area.

The explosion was done under supervision of the experts and took place at an open field near Dirak gate.

It should be mentioned that the explosives were found near the Tinsukia state border in Assam in Namsai’s Mahadevpur in Arunachal Pradesh.

Earlier that day, a number of reports claimed that an IED had been found in the Tinsukia area of Assam in a dramatic occurrence. According to reports, the IED was found at Tinsukia’s Dirak gate.

According to reports, three young people allegedly ran away when they saw CRPF soldiers conducting a regular check at the Dirak.

The IED was found enclosed in a black plastic bag and wrapped in a green bag. It was placed near a wall so as to not draw attention towards it.

Authorities suspected that the youths had brought the IED to the scene. Meanwhile, the bomb disposal squad along with the local police arrived at the spot promptly. An investigation had been launched along with search operations to nab the perpetrators.

On January 28, in a joint operation in Bihar’s Maoist-affected Aurangabad, the CRPF and Bihar police have seized 162 IED and other equipment.

In a statement, CRPF said, “With the intensive operations conducted by CRPF and Bihar Police against the outlawed Maoists, the State is inching towards normalcy. The operations are continuing in the areas which were earlier considered to be strongholds of Maoists, with the objective of demining the IEDs planted by the Maoists and recovering arms and ammunition that they must have left hidden while fleeing in haste.”

“In one such search and destroy operation by CRPF and Bihar Police in the area of Laduiya Pahad, Aurangabad on January 27, 13 pressure IEDs were detected initially,” the statement read.

“The troops destroyed the IEDs in situ and continued with the operation. When they reached near a cave and scanned the cave carefully, 149 IEDs weighing about a kg each were recovered. The troops demolished the IEDs in situ observing prescribed security precautions,” the statement further informed.

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