You are here: Home » News-ANI » National
Business Standard

Unexploded shell found near Amarnath route


A 120 MM unexploded shell was discovered along the Amarnath Yatra route by the Anti Sabotage Team of the Indo-Tibetan border police (ITBP) on Friday.

The shell which was found 200 metres from Hung Park near Gagangeer, was secured immediately with sandbags by the ITBP.

It was later destroyed with the help of Army engineers from Domail area.

"The shell was found yesterday late evening while the ITBP ASC Team was completing it's routine security checks. The shell was immediately shifted to a secure zone and it was detonated with a controlled blast obviating any possibility of it causing damage," said Vivek Pandey, Second in Command in the ITBP.

However, the Amarnath yatra remained uninterrupted.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Fri, July 20 2018. 21:20 IST