Jammu: Security forces Tuesday averted a major tragedy by detecting and destroying an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at Panjgrain area of Nagrota in Jammu district.
The IED was detected on Monday night.
Officials said that the IED was recovered, following an intelligence input, which was received by the J&K Police regarding a suspicious object lying close to Srinagar Jammu National Highway at Panjgrain area of Nagrota.
Immediately after receiving the information, the joint teams consisting of J&K Police, Army and paramilitary force rushed to the spot.
“A suspicious object was spotted alongside the highway at Nagrota in Jammu,” Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jammu Chandan Kohli said.
“Immediately, the technical examination of the object was initiated and accordingly the Bomb Disposal team was called to the site,” the SSP said.
During the investigation, he said that the suspicious object, found at Panjgrain Nagrota Jammu was confirmed to be an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).
“It was destroyed by the technical team and Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) through a controlled mechanism,” he said.
A case under relevant sections of law was registered and investigation was taken-up in this connection.
Earlier, the traffic was stopped for some time, but it resumed shortly, following security clearance. “The investigation into the matter is in progress,” the SSP said.