ANDHRA PRADESH

100 kg of landmines unearthed

Staff Reporter

Explosives stored in 4 steel tiffin boxes on Ravulapuram-Remidicherla road

GUNTUR: The police unearthed 100 kg of explosive material contained in four stainless steel tiffin boxes on the Ravulapuram-Remidicherla main road in Bollapalli mandal on Thursday.

On a tip-off, policemen dug up the black-topped road up to 4 feet to remove the landmines which were probably placed a couple of months ago by Maoists.

The police suspect the landmines were placed to target Praja Patham programme which would be launched soon. A bomb disposal squad was rushed from Guntur along with 30 policemen.

The police also found 20-feet of wire from a nearby pit which was connected to these landminesThe four landmines, if exploded, could have caused extensive damage, sources said.



Detonators seized



NIZAMABAD: In a joint operation, the civil police and CRPF personnel seized 170 detonators, 29 gelatine sticks and one remote control box being transported in two tractors at Ramareddy Chowrasta in Kamareddy town.

The team led by Sardar Singh, SI, and Rajesh Tiwari, CRPF Deputy SP, kept tabs on the movement of carriers of explosive material. They seized the tractors and recovered explosives illegally being transported.

Drivers Venkatesh and Narsimhulu of Imbrahimpatnam in Ranga Reddy district were taken into custody.