A hand grenade was found near a residential colony at Nerul on Sunday morning.
However, the bomb detection squad found that it was not live.
The grenade was discovered on a plot opposite the residence of advocate Suresh Bhoir, a resident of Karave village.
Bhoir said, “I was watering the plants near my house, when some children who were playing cricket rushed in screaming. They said they had seen a hand grenade lying outside my compound wall.”
When Bhoir saw the grenade he called up the police control room and informed them.
The police, led by deputy commissioner of police, Purshottam Karad rushed to the scene and called in the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS). The BDDS took the grenade to an open plot near the NRI colony in Nerul and tested it.
Said Karad, “The BDDS found that the grenade was not live.” He added, “We are investigating how it ended up at Karave village.”