Bijapur (Chhattisgarh) Jan. 27 (ANI): The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Saturday defused an eight kilogram improvised explosive device (IED) in Bijapur district. Also Read - CRPF Jawan Shoots Self With Service Weapon in Delhi, Rushed to AIIMS

The troops of 85 battalion detected an IED, in the shape of bamboo clip, at Mahadev Ghati Bhopalpatanam road. The IED was immediately defused, said Sudhir Kumar, Commandant, 85 battalion, CRPF. Also Read - 19-year-old Dies Outside Exam Centre in Karnataka's Bijapur; Family Alleges Police Brutality, Cops Say Heart Attack

He added that the weight of the IED was approximately eight kilograms. Also Read - Coronavirus: Forced to Walk Back Home, Chhattisgarh Girl Dies Just Short of Her Village

The area has presence of Maoists. (ANI)

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