An uneasy calm prevails along the Assam-Mizoram border areas following recovery of a suspected crude bomb at Khulicherra in Cachar district.
The crude bomb was reportedly recovered by locals at Khulichera near an under-construction bridge site on Saturday.
“A bridge is under construction at Khulcherra area near the inter-state border. We got information that the explosive was kept near a drain and it has a detonator attached with it,” Cachar district superintendent of police (SP) Ramandeep Kaur was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
Meanwhile, a team of forensics experts from Guwahati will reach Silchar, the headquarters of Cachar district of Assam on Sunday to ascertain the nature of the suspected crude bomb.
The area where the suspected crude bomb was recovered and kept in a pit for “security reasons” has been cordoned off.
On the other hand, security has been beefed up at the Khulichera area following recovery of the suspected bomb.
Several incidents of bombings by miscreants had been reported earlier along the tense Assam-Mizoram border.
Last month, the Assam police had arrested a Mizoram cop for his alleged involvement in a blast near a police outpost in Assam side.
The Mizoram cop was identified as Laldintwanga, an Indian Reserve Battalion (IRBN) personnel, a resident of Bhairabi area of Kolasib district.
“During the investigation, we found that the Mizoram miscreants used detonating cord for blasting the explosive. We have arrested one Mizoram citizen for being involved in the explosive blast,” Hailakandi SP Gaurav Upadhyay had said.