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Published 20:40 IST, May 24th 2024

Old Hand Grenade Found While Digging Pond in Uttar Pradesh’s Maharajganj

An old hand grenade was found while digging in a pond under MNREGA in Uttar Pradesh’s Maharajganj district.

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Maharajganj: An old hand grenade was found while digging in a pond under MNREGA in Uttar Pradesh’s Maharajganj district, the UP police officials confirmed on Friday.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Somendra Meena said that they had taken the hand grenade into their custody.

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The work was being done under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) in the pond behind a primary school in Gopalpur Shah village, during which a hand grenade was found, the SP said.

Following this, the locals informed the police who reached the spot and seized the very old hand grenade, he said.

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Further investigation is underway, he added.
 

20:40 IST, May 24th 2024