A hand grenade was found in a paddy field of farmer Iqbal Singh in Bhumbali village, 8 km from here, on Saturday.
It was learnt that two-three village boys assisting their parents in paddy transplantation came across the round grenade. They took it to their village and were playing with it when an ex-serviceman running a shop in the village saw it and warned them that they were playing with a hand grenade.
The children dumped the explosive device, after which Tibber police were informed. Police had since cordoned off the area and informed army authorities.
SSP Sukhwant Singh Gill told Hindistan Times that they had sounded the army authorities at the Tibri cantonment near here to send experts to handle the explosive device. Gill said that the experts were likely to arrive by Friday evening, adding that though the device looked harmless, the explosive experts would be in a better position to comment on the matter.