- Oct 24, 2014
Bomb disposal, UP style: Grab it, dunk it, beat it - The Times of India
AGRA: What do you do when confronted with a dozen or so country-made bombs on the staircase of a crowded library? Two Agra police cops found themselves in such a situation on Tuesday. Their response left onlookers confused about whether to applaud their courage or deplore their stupidity. The duo immediately filled a container with water, then dunked the bombs in it to "neutralize" them.
Not satisfied with their effort and fearful that the bombs may still explode, the two then hunted for sticks and stones and started beating the bombs to pulp. Finally, they carried the explosives with them on their motorbike to get rid of them at some safe place.
Not bothering to call the bomb disposal squad (BDS) or inform their seniors, the two men decided to defuse the bombs on their own. On finishing their initial investigation, with foot and stick, the cops asked someone in the crowd to bring a bucket and fill it with water.
They had just dunked the bombs in them when an onlooker shouted, "Arre sahib, bomb phat gaya pani me daalne se toh (What if the bombs explode in the water)?" That got the policemen thinking. One of them promptly got a stone and started beating the bombs with it. Satisfied that the explosives had been defused after their thrashing, they finally carried them away on their bike.