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Police defuse bomb found near temple in Madurai

Nov 2, 2012 13:58 IST

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Madurai: A high intensity bomb was found planted between a cave-like structure between Kasiviswanathanar Temple and Sikander Dargah at Tirupparankundram hill, police said today.

Police personnel along with Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad went to the hillock and defused the bomb, which was connected to a time device, yesterday.

Representational image. Reuters

Police said the bomb was packed in a polythene bag and kept in a plastic bucket. The timer of the bomb, connected to 16 nine volt batteries, was set for 11 PM yesterday.

The seized material had been sent to Chennai for examination, police said.

In May this year a low-intensity bomb rigged to a cycle exploded near an auditorium-cum-temple complex here causing a security scare ahead of the BJP state-level conference.

In October last year, a pipe bomb was unearthed at a nearby village on the Jan Chetna Yatra route of BJP senior leader LK Advani.

PTI