‘Rocket bomb’ recovered in Keonjhar; Maoist link suspected

Keonjhar: A ‘rocket bomb’ was recovered by police today from a forest near Keonjhar town triggering panic among locals.

Sources said, locals today spotted a suspicious box lying inside Gandhamardana forest near Gopala Sahi in Suakathi under Sadar police station and informed the police about the incident.

Police rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation and found a rocket bomb stashed inside the box. After receiving information, officials of the bomb disposal squad reached the spot and recovered the bomb.

From preliminary investigation, police suspect that the bomb might have fallen off while being transported by Naxals but have denied making any comments on the incident.