The police on Tuesday recovered 34 live rocket launchers, two air launchers and 800 cartridges from a sub canal of the Bhakra canal near Mullanpur Khurd village.
District superintendent of police Balwant Singh and Sirhind station house officer (SHO) Harvinder Singh said two farmers, Satinder Singh Rana and Baldev Singh of Mullanpur Khurd, were working in their fields when they spotted the ammunition lying in the canal close to their fields.
The police immediately called the bomb disposal squad of the Punjab Armed Police (PAP), Jalandhar, for recovering the ammunition. Balwant Singh said it appeared that the ammunition had come into the hands of scrap dealers who had abandoned it in the canal.
He said some villagers claimed that they had seen five to six persons who had arrived in a silver Innova and had thrown three to four bags in to the canal.
One of the villagers, Satinder Rana said on November 7, 2013, two migrant labourers had recovered live bombs from the Bhakra canal which had gone off leaving them injured.
The police have registered a case and are further investigating the matter.