Landmine defused in Nabarangpur

Nabarangpur: A landmine planted by Maoists was defused by security personnel in naxal-hit Nabarangpur district today. Following a tip off, Superintendent of Police Niti Sekhar along with other police officials rushed to the spot near Jodenga village in Raighar block and located the landmine and defused it.

“We suspect planting of more such landmines. A thorough search operation has been launched along the road from Raighar to district border,” the SP said. He said the landmines were planted under the road, which was known as the life line of the block. The landmine was planted at the time of construction of the road.