Punjab police recover Tiffin bomb, four hand grenades

Chandigarh, December 3 (IANS): Punjabi police on Friday recovered four hand grenades and a tiffin bomb hidden in a bag from the village of Salempur Araiyan in the district of Gurdaspur, near the Indo-Pakistan border.

Sharing the details, Punjab’s Director General of Police (DGP) Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota said that given the recent recoveries of RDX, hand grenades and pistols in the border district, a strong barricade was carried out. .

He said that during a check near the village of Salempur Araiyan, police found a bag in the bushes by the side of the road. During the check, four hand grenades and a tiffin bomb concealed inside were recovered.

Bomb disposal teams have defused the explosive material, he added.

The DGP said that on the instructions of Deputy Chief Minister Sukjhinder Singh Randhawa, the police, especially the border district police forces, are on high alert and nighttime domination operations are carried out on a daily basis.

Several ADGP rank officers have been delegated to oversee night-time domination operations in border districts, he said.

Earlier this week, police in Gurdaspur recovered 0.9kg of RDX and two hand grenades after Sukhwinder Singh, aka Sonu, disclosed of Lopoke to Amritsar.

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