Two 50-kg landmines recovered in ChhattisgarhMay 22nd, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 21 (IANS) Police and para-military forces Saturday averted a major tragedy after they recovered two 50-kg landmines buried in a forested road in Chhattisgarh’s restive Bastar region, a senior police official said.
The recovery was made at Ponjer Nala in Bijapur district, some 480 km south of Raipur.
“This is the biggest recovery of buried landmines in the past several years. It would have made a devastating impact had they been exploded, luckily we tracked them during a de-mining operation,” Additional Director General of Police Giridhari Nayak told IANS.
The recovery of the landmines, that police officials say had potential to devastate even an anti-landmine vehicle, was made incidentally on first day of the 48-hour shutdown called by the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) in several central and eastern parts of the country to protest the arrest of its three central committee members in Bihar last month.
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