A team of 195 battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and district force was mobilised in the restive Geedam region after getting a tip-off about the explosives being planted in the Chhingnar area, the SP said.
When they reached near the place they spotted five IEDs packed in steel containers averting a major mishap, he said.
Besides, a 50-meter wire was also recovered from the spot. Prima facie it appears that the explosives were allegedly planted by rebels to target the security personnel during last month polling in the region.
However, security personnel strictly followed the standard operating procedure (SOP) while moving through this route foiling the evil design of ultras, he said.
The IED was immediately destroyed by the bomb disposal squad, the SP added.