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Used hand grenade recovered in Doon, bomb squad called

The recovery of a hand grenade in the city’s Litchibag neighbourhood near Dalanwala created panic among residents on Sunday, police said

dehradun Updated: Oct 01, 2017 20:16 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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The used hand grenade recovered near Doon.(HT Photo)

The recovery of a hand grenade in the city’s Litchibag neighbourhood near Dalanwala created panic among residents on Sunday, police said.

A bomb disposal squad took possession of the grenade, said an official at Raipur police station.

A police team from the police station was rushed to the spot by city senior superintendent of police Nivedita Kukreti Kumar after the district police control room received informed that a bomb-like object was lying at an abandoned site near Litchibag , he said.

“It was an old hand grenade that was used by the army personnel as a part of it periodical shooting exercise at a nearby shooting range and a police bomb disposal squad was called in and the grenade was taken away.”

A rag picker may have picked the used grenade and it may have dropped from his bag, the official said.

First Published: Oct 01, 2017 20:16 IST