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18 hand-grenades found in Ferozepur fields

india Updated: Aug 31, 2010 12:13 IST

The troopers of the Border Security Force (BSF) recovered 18 hand-grenades from the fields of Rampur village in Punjab's Ferozepur district, bordering Pakistan, officials said on Tuesday.

"We received a complaint from Surinder Singh, a farmer, who found a grenade while working in his fields. We launched a search operation and found 17 more grenades on Monday," a BSF official said.

"We have handed over these grenades to the local police. Besides, we have also increased our patrolling near the border in this area," the official said.

The village is situated near Fazilka town in Ferozepur, around 250 km from Ferozepur.

"The explosives have been taken into possession and police are raiding various places in the nearby areas to nab the persons concerned. The help of forensic experts and sniffer dogs is being taken," Fazilka Deputy Superintendent of Police Karamjit Singh told IANS.

During the last few months, Punjab police have arrested at least 20 terrorists and recovered explosives from various parts of the state.