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Police recover 18 detonators near Jammu railway station

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Jammu: Police on Thursday claimed to have recovered 18 detonators near the Jammu Railway Station here.

Police were alerted after an abandoned bag was found in a ‘nallah’ (drain) near the taxi stand, officials said.

A police team rushed to the spot and took possession of the bag. It contained 18 detonators, some wires and around 500 grams wax-type material packed in two boxes, Senior Superintendent of Police (Railways) Arif Rishu told reporters.

“We are investigating it (whether it was a fabricated IED). There is no powder-like material, only a wax-type material. It was not a ready IED as detonators were in a separate box,” he said.

Rishu said a possible untoward incident has been foiled.

The police officer said there was no specific input related to the recovery of the explosive material.

The security setup has already been tightened in the wake of the festival period. Checking and frisking was intensified and cameras were installed, he said.

He said police have registered an FIR into the matter and initiated investigation.

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