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15 crude bombs found in Ahmedabad

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

Fifteen low-intensity crude bombs were found today near a police outpost in the communally sensitive Dariyapur area here, prompting the police to launch a probe.

A person spotted 15 tobacco cans, wrapped with a brown adhesive tape, near a garbage dump close to the Dariyapur tent police outpost, an official of the city police control room said.

Top police officials along with the Bomb Disposal Squad and forensic experts rushed to the spot after getting the information.

A thorough examination of these cans revealed that someone had tried to make crude bombs using fire crackers and sharp objects such as glass pieces, the police said.

"We have found 15 tobacco cans wrapped with a brown tape. Upon examining the material packed inside these cans, forensic experts told us that these are low-intensity crude bombs," Additional Commissioner for Sector 2 Ashok Kumar Yadav said.

"We have launched a probe to nab the culprits behind this act," he said.

According to crime branch officials, these crude bombs would not have inflicted any injury on being exploded.

"We have found fire cracker bombs, used during Diwali, and some sharp objects, like glass pieces, inside each of these tobacco cans," said J K Bhatt, the Joint Commissioner of Police, Crime.

"These crude bombs are of very low quality. Experts told us that such shabbily-made crude bombs would inflict no injury if they explode," he said.

"It seems like a mischief during the festive season. There is no reason for the citizens to fear," he added.

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

First Published: Sat, October 07 2017. 19:02 IST