Bokaro, (Jharkhand), Apr. 13 ANI | 4 months ago

Police defused 20 kilograms of cane bombs, which was planted by Maoists in Bokaro in a bid to disrupt ongoing parliamentary elections.


Inspector General of Police (IGP), Laxman Prasad Singh, said security personnel received intelligence inputs about the explosives during a combing operation.

"An informer tipped-off that 20 kilogram bombs are kept at a particular place. We went and recovered the bombs. We have requested the Hazaribagh team to diffuse it," he said.

The rebels had planted the explosives under a culvert, where security personnel were conducting search operation to ensure peaceful elections.

"It is a biggest festival of democracy. We want to ensure free and fair elections. Definitely, they (Maoists) wanted to disrupt it because they don't believe in the Constitution," added Singh.

(Posted on 13-04-2014)