Four tiffin bombs recovered in the Maoist-hit district

Ahead of the scheduled visit of Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh to Nuapada on February 16, four tiffin bombs and some threat posters were recovered at Barkot in the Maoist-affected district, police said on Thursday.

The tiffin bombs, suspected to have been planted by Maoists, were found on Wednesday at Barkot near the Sunabeda sanctuary, considered as a Maoist den, said Nuapada Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Ashish Singh.

Search operation

While two of the bombs were detonated at the site, the rest two were recovered and neutralised by experts, he said adding a search operation was carried out in the entire area to locate any possible presence of more explosive material. Besides recovery of the tiffin bombs, several posters and flags apparently put up by the Nuapada division of CPI (Maoist) were found in the area where Mr. Ramesh is likely to interact with tribal people, the police said adding the posters warned people against allowing the Union Minister to enter Nuapada. On getting information, the police went there to seize the posters and ascertain their contents when the tiffin bombs were spotted, Mr. Singh said. -PTI