Rusted mortar shell destroyed in Jammu

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Jammu: A rusted mortar shell was found in an open field here and subsequently destroyed in a controlled explosion by the bomb disposal squad, officials said on Saturday.

The 82-mm mortar shell was noticed by some farmers near Ratnal village Friday evening, the officials said.

They said the farmers informed the police station Bishnah and a police team was rushed to secure the area.

Later, a bomb disposal squad destroyed the explosive substance in a controlled explosion without causing any damage, the officials said.

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