In a major attempt, Jammu and Kashmir police and the Indian Army on Saturday diffused an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) bomb found at isolated area of the Nandwal Chowk on Jammu's Khour- Pallanwala road.
A routine patrol team of Khour police comprising of ASI Ashok, Ct. Suresh, Ct. Anil Kumar, SPO Mahinder Singh, SPO Deeraj Kumar and SPO Vicky Ram found a suspicious looking object at 10:55 on Saturday morning on the Khour- Pallanwala road. The IED bomb was concealed in a mineral water bottle that was spotted in Pallanwala village of the sector.
After probing the object, the patrol sent the information to the seniors in Jammu and Kashmir police. Upon receiving the details of the IED bomb, Sub-Divisional Police Officer of Akhnoor, Deputy Superintendent of Police Ajay Sharma, and SHO of Khour, Inspector Joginder Singh along with the bomb disposal teams of the Police and Army immediately rushed to the spot.
Since the area was isolated, the bomb disposal team were able to diffuse the IED bomb successfully without loss of any life or property.
As per statement by the Jammu and Kashmir police, the teams are carrying out more searches in the area. Meanwhile, the police is going on to rule out presence of any more IEDs in the area.
Meanwhile, the J&K police nabbed the culprit of the grenade explosion that took place on March 7, later revealing that terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen was behind the attack.
The cops addressed a media briefing soon after they caught hold of the perpetrator of the attack. MK Sinha, IGP Jammu released a statement in this regard.