Report;Manoj Kanta Dash,Odishabarta
Gajapati,10/04/19:On Tuesday at around 11 PM Gajapti Police recovered two powerful landmines weighing 50 kg each under a culvert at Adaba under Mohona police limits in Gajapati.
Over telephonic discussion Ms Sara Sharma,SP Gajapati told exculively to Odishabarta that, on Tuesday during a search operation of our Police team we detected two live landmine under the main culvert which is connecting to Rayagada district. We suspect that the landmine have been planted by Maoists keeping in view of upcoming general elections which is only left another 36 Hrs and their target being security personnel.
However, the Bomb defusing tem rush to the spot and acted gently.The combing operation was intensified in the area and a search operation was launched following recovery of more landmines in the area.
“We have also alerted the police to keep a watch on any suspicious movement, further apprehension cannot be ruled out” the SP said.