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Police recover six detonators near Gadwal

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I & PR Minister D.K. Aruna was to take the Gadwal-Aija road for ‘Rachabanda' in a day or two



The six detonators unearthed by the bomb disposal squad on the Gadwal-Aija road near Gadwal on Sunday.

MAHABUBNAGAR: Police recovered six detonators, without explosive material, on Sunday at two locations on the Gadwal-Aija route on which Information and Public Relations Minister D. K. Aruna was to travel for the ‘Rachabanda' programme in a day or two.

The Gadwal police on Saturday evening received a call saying bombs had been planted at two locations close to each other on the stretch, about 120 km from here. Acting on the tip-off, a bomb disposal squad swung into action early on Sunday and found three detonators planted a foot under the ground, adjacent to the black-topped road.

No device

The fuse wires from the detonators were found leading away from the spot, but they were not connected to any device. The police heaved a sigh of relief. When contacted, Superintendent of Police G. Sudheer Babu termed it a ‘childish' act, adding there was no reason for panic.

‘Not deterred'

Interestingly, the Minister also received a call sometime before the one sent to the Gadwal police. The caller told her that they had planned an attack on her.

The call was traced to a coin box phone in a remote village in Peddakothapalli mandal of Nagarkurnool division.

In Hyderabad, the Minister told mediapersons that she was not deterred by such threats and would indeed go ahead and participate in Rachabanda. She recalled that she lost her father, C. Narsi Reddy, and a brother in a Maoist attack on August 15, 2005, but remained unruffled.

Mischievous act?

Gadwal DSP M. Mahesh said the incident was the handiwork of mischievous elements.

“If Maoists were involved a bigger explosive would have been attached to the detonators or they would have planted landmines,” he said. Planting of harmless detonators only appeared to be an effort to prevent her from participating in ‘Rachabanda'.

Nagarkurnool Circle Inspector Manohar got a call on Saturday evening, as also the police helpline 100.

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