Unexploded shells, grenades found dumped near Ludhiana in Punjab

Ludhiana, Feb 13 (IANS) As many as 30 unexploaded shells of different calibre and hand grenades were found dumped on the outskirts of Punjab’s industrial city Ludhiana on Monday, police said.

Investigation are on into the dumping of the explosives — some of which were rusted — in an open space in the Alamgir area, about eight km from Ludhiana, a police official said.

The Punjab Police sought the help of Army authorities to defuse the dumped ordnance.

The dumped ammunition was first noticed by some locals. On receiving the information, police cordoned off the area.

“The shells and hand grenades look old. We are investigating,” an officer said.