On the outskirts of Dhanoa village in Ajnala subdivision near the Attari border, a tip about the smuggling of weaponry and ammunition from across the border led to the seizure.
"On a particular alert, our teams conducted a search operation and recovered a suspicious parcel in fields," STF Assistant Inspector General Rashpal Singh told the reporters.
The envelope appeared to be transporting a shipment of narcotics at first. When explosives were detected, a bomb disposal team was dispatched. The packet included a 5-kg IED as well as Rs 1 lakh.
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Punjab Police had recovered 2.5 kg RDX, one detonator, codex wire, five explosive fuses with wires, and 12 AK 47 Assault Rifle ammunition the day before.
V.K. Bhawra, the Director General of Police (DGP), claimed the RDX was discovered during the interrogation of Amandeep Kumar, the main suspect in two recent grenade assaults in Pathankot.
(Keywords: Indo-Pak border, Punjab, 5-kg IED, Attari border, detonator, codex wire, five explosive fuses, 12 AK 47 Assault Rifle)