powerful IED planted along NH-37 in Mnp

powerful IED planted along NH-37 in Mnp
Powerful remote control IED found planted along NH-37 in Imphal West district on Thursday. (NP)
Correspondent IMPHAL, Sep 19 | Publish Date: 9/19/2019 11:21:25 AM IST

A powerful IED was found planted on the road along Imphal-Jiribam section of NH-37 in Imphal on Thursday morning. Following detection of the IED, police and security forces blocked vehicular movement the highway for some hours as precautionary measure. The road was blocked from around 7 am till 10.30 am.

The remote control IED weighting around 2.5 kg in a black colour polythene bag was found planted along the highway at Patsoi Lamkhai under Patsoi police station of Imphal West district on Thursday morning.

Troops of 5 J&K Rifles on routine ROP duty detected the IED this morning, around 7 am, following which they alerted the residents of the area before informing the police.

The police who move to the spot immediately blocked the highway and called out experts of the state police bomb detection and disposal squad from Imphal. With additional police force from Imphal, the security forces kept cordon the area until the bomb experts arrived around 10 am.

The experts defused the IED after around half an hour of examination. They then took the IED at Sangaithel area of Imphal West and disposed the same.

Police suspect cadres of a rebel group behind the planting of the remote control IED with an intention to target security forces moving along the highway. They have initiated an investigation after registering a case at Patsoi police station.

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