Andhra Pradesh: Bomb found in SC advocate Vikas Bansode’s ‘house’

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The police had received information about the box at about 8.30 pm on Saturday.

VIJAYAWADA: An improvised explosive device with wire, camera flash, gelatine sticks and detonators were found outside the compound wall of the house belonging to a relative of SC advocate Vikas Bansode at Machavaram in Machi-lipatnam, headquarters of Krishna district in AP, on Saturday night.

Mr Bansode is allegedly facing threat to life from the iron ore mining mafia. Mr Bansode is the son-in-law of Additional SP Krishna Prasad and the house belongs to Mr Krishna Prasad’s mother-in-law who he was visiting. Machilipatnam DSP D. Surya Sravan Kumar said the device has been sent to the forensic laboratory.

Bansode security was scaled down by Karnataka police
An improvised explosive device (IED) containing wire, camera flash suspected gelatine sticks and detonators were found outside the compound wall of the house belonging to a relative of Supreme Court advocate Vikas Bansode at Machavaram.

Mr Bansode was also a legal adviser to the former Governor of Karnataka H.R. Bharadwaj. He had argued against the iron ore mafia in the Supreme Court. He was given Z-plus security in Karnataka which was later scaled down to X category. After Mr Bansode moved to Hyderabad, Telangana state police had provided him ‘Two Plus Two’ category security.

The Andhra Pradesh police is not providing any security. Police registered a case based on a complaint lodged by one of Mr Bansode’s personal security officers, Mr Sravan Kumar said. The police had received information about the box at about 8.30 pm on Saturday.

Mr Bansode, who resides in Banjara Hills, had participated in a medical camp in Machavaram on Saturday evening. Following the incident, he left the village early on Sunday.

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