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IED on Srinagar-Jammu highway defused

February 23, 2021 | BK News Service

Authorities said an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was recovered on Monday morning from National Highway in Srinagar.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar said the IED was defused successfully and traffic was restored in the area.
According to reports, the IED was found in Kenihama area on Pantha-Chowk-Nowgam road stretch on the outskirts of Srinagar. After detection, a bomb disposal squad was called which defused the device after which traffic was resumed on the highway, officials said.
A police official said the IED was planted on the Pantha Chowk-Nowgam road, few hundred meters away from the Nowgam Railway station near a bridge.
It was spotted by the Road Opening Party (RoP) and police early this morning after which the BDS was called to check the object that turned out to be an IED fitted in a tin box, the official said.
He said as a precautionary measure, traffic was stopped on the road stretch and the BDS checked the object and later defused it successfully.
The official said that the IED may have been planted to target the security forces, especially convoys adding that the train service between Baramulla and Banihal also resumed normally as per schedule.
Srinagar district is on a high alert with police and the paramilitary forces carrying out intense frisking of the pedestrians and commuters in the wake of recent militant strikes in the city that left a eatery owner injured and two cops dead in Dalgate and Baghat areas respectively.

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IED on Srinagar-Jammu highway defused

February 23, 2021 | BK News Service

Authorities said an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was recovered on Monday morning from National Highway in Srinagar.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar said the IED was defused successfully and traffic was restored in the area.
According to reports, the IED was found in Kenihama area on Pantha-Chowk-Nowgam road stretch on the outskirts of Srinagar. After detection, a bomb disposal squad was called which defused the device after which traffic was resumed on the highway, officials said.
A police official said the IED was planted on the Pantha Chowk-Nowgam road, few hundred meters away from the Nowgam Railway station near a bridge.
It was spotted by the Road Opening Party (RoP) and police early this morning after which the BDS was called to check the object that turned out to be an IED fitted in a tin box, the official said.
He said as a precautionary measure, traffic was stopped on the road stretch and the BDS checked the object and later defused it successfully.
The official said that the IED may have been planted to target the security forces, especially convoys adding that the train service between Baramulla and Banihal also resumed normally as per schedule.
Srinagar district is on a high alert with police and the paramilitary forces carrying out intense frisking of the pedestrians and commuters in the wake of recent militant strikes in the city that left a eatery owner injured and two cops dead in Dalgate and Baghat areas respectively.


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