Just one day after Army Chief of Staff General Manoj Pande’s visit to Rajouri and Poonch, the IED was discovered.
Rajouri, September 3: On Sunday morning, security personnel in the border district of Rajouri located in the hamlet of Sangpur uncovered what seemed to be components of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).
General Manoj Pande, the Army’s chief of staff, had just returned from a two-day trip to the Rajouri and Poonch districts, where he conducted a security assessment, when the IED was discovered.
A group of security personnel conducting a normal highway control exercise discovered what they believed to be suspicious stuff in the Sangpur hamlet between Narian and Chingus.
They stated they found suspicious substance in a tiffin-looking container and immediately shut down the roadway and roped off the surrounding area out of an abundance of caution.
The Indian Army’s Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) inspected the material with the help of other military and law enforcement officers.
Officials said, “The IED like material has been destroyed through a controlled explosion.” After about 2.5 hours, traffic was allowed to resume on the roadway.