Members of the Bomb Disposal Unit of the Counter-Terrorism Unit of Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) today destroyed an old mortar shell at Hathazari upazila of Chattogram.
The mortar shell was found at a hill in Mithachara Paschim Dewan Nagar village of Hathazari upazila on Tuesday. Later, it was recovered by the bomb disposal members and brought to Hathazari Police Station premises for disposal, reports out Chattogram staff correspondent.
“Following information, the bomb disposal team rushed to the spot on Tuesday and later recovered the mortar shell and brought it to the police station. Following proper procedures, it was destroyed today,” said Asif Mohiuddin, additional deputy commissioner of CMP CT unit.
Sub-Inspector Sanjoy Guha, also in-charge of the bomb disposal unit, said, “The mortar shell might be from the 1971 Liberation War era.”