125 IEDs recovered in Maoist-affected Khunti

Altogether 125 inter-connected improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were today found planted under Bandu road in the extremist-affected Khunti district, probably targeting security forces, the police said here.

“All the explosives were connected with wire and planted serially beneath Bandu road under Rania police station. While 23 IEDs weighed 10 kg, the rest weighed two kg,” officiating Superintendent of Police Amarnath Mishra told reporters here.

Extensive interrogation of an arrested Maoist, Sunil Kerketa, led to the discovery of the explosives, he said, adding the CRPF and the district police personnel unearthed the IEDs, which were defused later.

Kerketa was arrested recently at Bano in the neighbouring Simdega district.

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