Jamshedpur: In one of the biggest anti-Maoist operations in Jharkhand, security personnel seized 130 landmines planted on either side of a road near Palna dam in neighbouring Seraikela-Kharswan district on Saturday.

"We have recovered more than 130 landmines weighing one kg each and planted in series on both sides of Tata-Ranchi highway near Palna dam, a distance away from naxal-hit Chowka and about 40 kms from Jamshedpur," Superintendent of Police Upendra Kumar told.

The landmines were planted to target the security personnel involved in anti-Maoist operation and were connected with codex wire.

In case of a blast, the explosives could have caused major damage in a radius of one km area within a fraction of second, he said.

Seraikela-Kharswan district police and CRPF have been continuously patrolling the Maoist hit areas including Chowka under Chandil police station forcing the ultras to be on their toes.

Kumar, who led the search operation following a tip-off, said the search operation has been completed but none was arrested.

A bomb disposal squad either from Ranchi or Musaboni would arrive to defuse it.


Latest News from Jharkhand News Desk