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Danger averted: Task Force SIs Anand Reddy and Tirupathi Rao defusing crude bombs by putting them in a bucket of water, in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday.
Danger averted: Task Force SIs Anand Reddy and Tirupathi Rao defusing crude bombs by putting them in a bucket of water, in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday.

Staff Reporter

VISAKHAPATNAM: A total of 200 crude bombs were seized and two persons arrested by the City Task Force of police at Kommadi junction on Tuesday.

The accused – Juni Balram Singh and Juni Tagore Singh – both natives of Punjab, had settled in Vizianagaram. They had been allegedly involved in manufacturing crude bombs that were used for hunting wild animals like boars and rabbits.

On a tip-off that the accused were selling a large number of bombs, CTF Sub Inspectors Anand Reddy and Tirupathi Rao conducted a raid and seized the bombs from their possession. The bombs were about the size of a large gooseberry.

Mr. Anand Reddy said that meat waste was generally sprinkled over the bombs to attract animals.

The bombs would explode when the animals tried to chew them. Though the bombs were generally used to kill wild animals, they could be equally harmful to humans.

No licence

The accused had no licence to manufacture the crude bombs. He and the seized materials were handed over to the P.M. Palem police for further investigation.

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