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25 live bombs found in Tarn Taran village

Panic gripped Dhunda village near the historical Goindwal Sahib town, 20 km from here, after 25 live bombs were found on the Beas river bed on Sunday morning.

punjab Updated: Mar 27, 2017 17:43 IST
HT Correspondent
Punjab police officials inspected the old bombs founds near Goindwal Sahib in district Tarn Taran on Sunday.
Punjab police officials inspected the old bombs founds near Goindwal Sahib in district Tarn Taran on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Panic gripped Dhunda village near the historical Goindwal Sahib town, 20 km from here, after 25 live bombs were found on the Beas river bed on Sunday morning.

Village resident Gurdev Singh was the first to notice these bombs at around 8am, after which he informed the sarpanch.

Cops, led by Tarn Taran senior superintendent of police (SSP) Harjit Singh, rushed to the spot on getting the information. Anti-bomb squad of Punjab Armed Police (PAP) was also called from Jalandhar to defuse the bombs, which were old and rusted.

It took six hours to defuse all the bombs by making controlled blasts on the spot.

The SSP said initial assessment suggested the bombs belonged to the Indian Army. “This area was used by the army in 1970s to dispose of expired ammunition. These bombs must have been left here at that time,” he said.