Tura(Meghalaya), Sep 10: In a major success for Meghalaya police, CRPF and police personnel from West Garo Hills were able to recover at least 2 Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) from near the village of Mengotchigre under Tikrikilla PS in a counter insurgency operation that took place between the night of Sep 9 and 10.
The operation was conducted after a tip off received by the police team of the presence of IEDs that were allegedly hidden by a group of criminals. The area falls close to the town of Tikrikilla.
“The operation was carried out in the intervening night of Sep 9-10 and led to the recovery of 2 live IEDs (3.25 kgs of Class II explosives and 3 detonators. A case has been registered under section 5 of the Explosive Substances Act, 1908 in the Tikrikilla PS and investigation into the matter is currently on,” said superintendent of police, WGH, Vivekananda Singh Rathore.
The SP further informed that as per SOP, the bomb detection and disposal squad (BDDS) from the 2nd MLP Battalion at Goeragre near Tura was brought in and the bombs disposed of in-situ.
Further the SP appealed to local residents to come forward if they had any information on the persons behind the incident.
He also added that the bombs were hidden not by insurgents but by petty criminals.