Four Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted by Maoists were recovered on Friday by the security forces from Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Sukma district, police said.
A joint team of CRPF’s 217 battalion and district force recovered the explosives under Maraiguda police station limits while patrolling to ensure security to the under construction Maraiguda-Golapalli road, Sukma Superintendent of Police (SP), Indira Kalyan Elesela told reporters.
Security forces had launched the operation from Maraiguda towards Golapalli, located around 450 kms away from Raipur since Friday morning. About 6-km away from Maraiguda at around 1120 hours, they spotted the first explosive placed in a steel container, hidden about 20 metres beneath the ground on the under-construction road in the forests.
Subsequently, three more IEDs recovered close to the spot, he said. The explosives were weighed between 5 to 10 kgs, he added. The IEDs were immediately destroyed by the bomb disposal squad, the SP said, adding that it was meant to harm security personnel.