The state police on Saturday recovered a country-made bomb from Boxanagar, a bordering village in Sipahijala district, 65 km from Agartala, days after the announcement bye-elections to the three-tier panchayat bodies in Tripura. A duty officer from the state police told that the bomb was recovered from a grocery shop of one Jasim Miah at Kalsimura area in Boxanagar village.
BSF and state police have been put on high alert to avert cross-border crimes, following the incident.
The official said that the shopkeeper found the bomb and reported the matter to the nearby Kalamchowra police station. A bomb squad was dispatched to recover the explosive. He also said that since the shopkeeper himself reported about the bomb, he wasn’t arrested.
The Officer said that it was supposed that the bomb might have been lobbed inside the shop from outside.