Bomb disposal, UP style: Grab it, dunk it, beat it


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Oct 24, 2014
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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.


Sikkimese Saber
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Aug 20, 2010
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U.P is really really going to the dogs, as they say metaphorically

If this is the training standards they have, I am not surprised to find them still 2 centuries behind rest of the country!!


On one hand we boast of Garud unit of the IAF, the MARCOs of the Navy and the Para units of the Army, praise the special units of Maharashtra, Gujarat and J&K police; then on another hand we have ull-trained and foolhardy cops like this.

Even a 5 year old these days knows not to use force on an explosive, let alone dunking it in a water tank and beating it with sticks.


On an even more grim note, finding crude explosives in UP should not be surprising considering the proportion of terrorist-possible population that it holds.

No offense to my U.P state fellow countrymen, but PLEASE, PLEASE save your state before all hell breaks loose.

You are making ways for AFSPA to be implemented in your state.

There are already so many jihadi dens.

India should ban flights to Saudi and ban labour movement to Saudi Arabia.

Set up an alternate plan to let them look for employment elsewhere.

Move to UN and force KSA to release the captive labour they hold by witholding their passports.

Or else simply tell US to warn them of the consequences of pissing us off.

This would also mean finding alternate oil suppliers as an economic threat.

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