Two tiffin bombs, suspected to be planted by Maoists to target security forces and polling parties during Lok Sabha elections, were found in the insurgency-hit Kanker district of Chhattisgarh.
Kanker is among the three Lok Sabha seats going to polls tomorrow in the second phase of Chhattisgarh elections.
Besides, two Naxals involved in several incidents of crime were nabbed in Narayanpur district, police said.
“Two tiffin-bombs of 10 kg each were found at separate places on Mandagaon-Mendra road under Badgaon police station limits last evening,” a senior police official told PTI on Wednesday.
The joint squad of 127 battalion of Border Security Force and a team of local police was on a demining exercise to ensure security ahead of polls in the region, located around 200 km away from the state capital Raipur.
During the operation on restive Mandagaon-Mendra road, the security personnel found two tiffin-box containing Improvised Explosives Device (IED) placed underground at separate places.
Later, the bomb disposal squad defused the explosives, he said.
In a separate incident, two Naxalites, carrying reward on their head, were arrested from Narayanpur district last evening.
The cadres — Rajman Salaam (35) and Vinod Korram (26) — were nabbed by the joint team of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and district force from the forests under Jhara police station limits, the official said.
The security personnel were on a combing operation in the region when they rounded up the duo on suspicion near Kausalnar village, he said, adding that later they admitted to their involvement in the Naxal movement.
They were carrying reward of Rs. 5,000 each on their head and were involved in several incidents of crime including loot, arson and murder, he said.
The interrogation of the two rebels was on, he added.