A major tragedy was averted on Monday following recovery of an improvised explosive device(IED) weighing around 15 kgs in Basantghar area of Udhampur district, police said here.

Quoting an official, a local news agency  reported that the IED was recovered after a specific input generated by police.

He said along with the IED, a coded sheet, five detonators witn 300-400 gms of RDX and 7 cartridges of 7.62 mm were also recovered.

He said a letter pad page of LeT outfit was also recovered near the site.

The official said a case FIR NO. 47/2022 U/S 4/5 explosive act & 16/18/23 UAPA act has been registered at police station Basantgarh.