The security forces on Monday recovered powerful IEDs (Improvised Explosive Device) fitted with a mobile phone handset and digital watch from three locations in Manipur.
The IEDs were recovered two days after a deadly terror attack which killed seven persons, including an Assam Rifles Colonel.
Police said a powerful IED, wrapped in black polythene, was found near the house gate of one Aribam Sashikumar Sharma at Khongman in Imphal East district on Monday.
Bomb and dog squads were rushed to the area and defused the IED fitted with a digital watch connected with two 9-volt battery along with one tiffin box.
One special detonator, gelatin (500 gm) and splinters were found inside the tiffin container.
On Sunday, another powerful IED fixed with a mobile phone handset was recovered by the police near the residence of MLA, L. Shusindro Singh at Khurai Chingangbam Leikai under Porompat police station in the same Imphal East district in which one person was arrested.
In another incident on Sunday, the police recovered a bag containing as many as 20 hand-made crude bombs from the roadside near Yangbi primary school under the Hiyanglam police station in the Kakching district.
On Saturday, Assam Rifles in a joint operation with Manipur Police recovered 20 M-79 grenades also known as ‘Lathode’ hidden in a jute bag near Wabagai Yanbi High school in Kakching district.
The recovered ammunition was destroyed by the bomb disposal squad, officials said on Monday.
Assam Rifles Colonel Viplav Tripathi and four soldiers of the paramilitary forces were killed in an ambush triggered by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and Manipur Naga People’s Front (MNPF) militants in Churachandpur district along the Myanmar border.
Tripathi’s wife and their nine-year-old son were also killed in the militant attack.
A combined force of the Army, Assam Rifles and Manipur Police commandos continued their operation on Monday to nab the militants.