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Three powerful cane bombs recovered in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum


Jamshedpur, May 21: In a significant breakthrough, the security forces successfully thwarted a major attack planned by the Maoists, as they recovered three cane bomb planted by the extremist group with the intent to harm police personnel. The discovery has once again shed light on the relentless efforts of security forces to combat insurgency and maintain public safety.

Acting on a credible tip-off, a team of police personnel, launched an operation to neutralize the threat posed by the Naxalites. The meticulous search and combing operation was conducted in the remote and heavily forested region of West Singhbhum known to be a stronghold of the CPI-Maoist faction.

This incident is of the forest near Tenda village under the Karaikela police station area of Bandgaon block of West Singhbhum district. After recovering the bomb, the police destroyed it in the forest itself. The bombs weighted 5 kgs each.

After hours of intensive search efforts, the police team discovered a concealed cane bomb strategically planted near a critical road junction. The improvised explosive device (IED) was designed to cause significant damage and casualties. According to bomb disposal experts, the device was equipped with a sophisticated triggering mechanism, indicating the Naxalites’ intention to inflict maximum harm on law enforcement personnel.

A police official said:  “The recovery of this cane bomb is a testament to our unwavering commitment to protect the lives of our brave police officers and ensure the safety of our citizens. The CPI-Maoist Naxalites have long been engaged in acts of violence and subversion, but we will not be deterred.”

The seized cane bomb has been safely defused by the bomb disposal squad, averting a potentially catastrophic incident. Forensic teams have been deployed to gather evidence from the scene to aid in the ongoing investigation and determine the exact composition and origin of the explosive device.

According to the information received, the West Singhbhum district police had received a tip-off that Naxalites had planted three bombs to harm the police between Indrava and Tenda villages under Karaikela police station.

The information was important, so on Sunday morning CRPF 60 Battalion and Karaikela police station conducted a search operation. Three cane bombs were planted by Naxalites between Indrava and Tendra villages under the Karaikela police station. In the search operation, police and soldiers of the CRPF 60 battalion recovered the bomb and destroyed it in the forest itself.

The CPI-Maoist, considered a banned extremist outfit, has been responsible for numerous acts of violence across various regions of the country. Their activities primarily target law enforcement agencies and government establishments, aiming to destabilize the democratic fabric.

In response to the recent recovery, security has been heightened in the surrounding areas, with additional police personnel deployed to ensure the safety of the local population. Intelligence agencies are intensifying efforts to gather information on the Naxalite network and identify the individuals involved in this nefarious plot.

The recovery of the cane bomb serves as a stark reminder of the persistent threat posed by extremist groups and the need for continuous vigilance. The bravery and dedication exhibited by the police force in this operation reinforce their commitment to safeguarding the well-being of the public.

 SP Ashutosh Shekhar of West Singhbhum district said that the bomb was planted by the Naxalites, however,  in time, the police destroyed it in the forest itself.

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