HYDERABAD: Police defused a pressure bomb planted by suspected Maoists in Vijayapuri Colony of Venkatapur mandal of Jayashankar Bhupalpally mandal of Telangana on Tuesday.
Assistant superintendent of police Rahul Hegde said the police found a poster put up on a way board surrounded by stones and mud. "Going by the previous experience, we suspected it to be a booby trap and called CRPF 141 Battalion and district bomb squad. During bomb disposal squad checks, it became clear there was a bomb under the rubble. It was defused," Hegde said.
The banned CPI (Maoist) every year observes its annual People's Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) week from December 2-7 and during this period the extremists put up posters around the bordering areas and even place landmines and pressure bombs prompting the police to take precautions while removing posters and other materials, the ASP said.
High alert had been sounded in the area and the police were combing potential areas where Maoists frequent.