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Tripura: Army destroys 151 grenades, sanitises area

| Updated: May 21, 2017 02:31 IST

Gournagar (Tripura) [India], May 20 (ANI): A faction of the Indian Army on Saturday destroyed over 151 grenades, which were buried underground during the construction of a road here. Soon after receiving a court order on Friday to dispose these grenades in lieu of public safety, a team of experts cordoned off the area and successfully carried out a destruction operation. "As soon as we received the order, we sent it to a team of experts who took the grenades to a secluded area and destroyed them without causing any casualties. A total of 51 grenades were disposed by the team," said Ajit Pratap, Superintendent of Police (SP)-Tripura North. Following the operation, the Army team sanitised the area. (ANI)