A live bomb possibly dating back to the World War-II period was found from a digging site here on Monday, police said on Tuesday.

The bomb was found during the digging of a well in a field at Pathariya Jaat village near here on Monday.

City Superintendent of Police Amrit Lal Meena said they received information about a bomb-like substance in the field of villager Ganpat Jaat following which Army Bomb Disposal Squad was called in. They disposed it off safely after covering it with sand sacks, SP Meena said.

A member of the squad said the bomb, made from an old technique, weighed 15 kg and was nearly one-and-a-half-foot-long with a 14-inch diameter.

Had the bomb exploded, it could have damaged an area of 500 square metres, he added. - PTI