A local Bishnu Tamang who reached near the cave Sunday taking his goats for grazing in the jungle happened to see two sacks stuffed with suspicious objects and informed the Police Beat Saurpani.
Acting on information from Tamang, a police squad under the command of Assistant Inspector of Police Rukman Singh Khatri rushed to the site to recover two sacks containing electric wires and detonators.
The Beat is preparing to transport the retrieved explosive devices to the District Police Office, Gorkha. The detonators and wire might have been hidden by the then Maoist rebels during the Maoist insurgency. Gorkha was one of the most affected districts during the Maoist insurgency (1996-2006).
District Police Office, Gorkha’s Deputy Superintendent of Police Birendra Thapa confirmed the discovery of IEDs from the jungle in the district.
Some 3900 detonators have been recovered from there, he said. Though the country was already declared free from the landmine years back, the finding of the detonators connected with wire in Swanra continues to terrorise normal life.
Two boys—Sachin Baram, 12, and Gyan Bahadur Baram, 11 of Swanra-8 had been critically injured as an IED they had found and playing it mistaking as a toy exploded three years ago. Sachin had lost four fingers of his left hand to the explosion.
The then Maoist rebels had occupied the jungle areas in Swanra and IEDs they had either planted or left there have not been cleared off yet, locals said. RSS