Shocking: A bomb with IED was found in a bus at Panvel, Raigad district
On Wednesday, an improvised explosive device (IED) was found in a state transport bus near Rasayani, around 15 kms from Panvel, in Raigad district.
According to the Raigad Police, the bus was travelling from Karjat to Apta village. The bus conductor spotted the explosive in the rake above a seat around 11pm. There were no passengers on the bus when the bomb was spotted.
The police said that the bomb had the potential to kill and injure people around it. “The conductor and the driver informed the police, we along with bomb squad disposed disposed it around 3:30 am”, said Kundan Gawde, public relations officer of the Raigad Police.
“The bomb has been sent for forensic analysis, to understand the strength we need to wait for the forensic reports. Till now we don’t have any clue to who are the people behind this”, said Anil Paraskar, superintendent of Police, Raigad district.
The Maharashtra anti-terrorism squad (ATS) is doing a parallel investigation in the case to find out if the placing of bomb has any links with terrorists.