KAJANG: Police are in the process of removing a bomb, believed to have originated from the World War II, at a jungle-hiking track at Bukit Putih, Batu 9, Cheras.
OCPD Asst Comm Ab Rashid Ab Rashid said a team of bomb experts from Bukit Aman, Kuala Lumpur police contingent, Selangor police contingent; Kajang police headquarters and KLIA police headquarters are involved in the disposal of the airdrop explosive.
“We have been on standby since we were first alerted on Saturday at about 7pm.
“The team, comprising 30 bomb experts, moved in at about 10am.
“They have reached the site, which is on the top of the hill, after one and a half hours of hiking.
“The mission is still ongoing as we speak,” he said Monday.
ACP Ab Rashid added that the bomb, weighing over 200kg, has been identified as a Mark 1-952.
“It is 47cm in length and 43cm in diameter.
â€œIt was made in 1952 by the British.
“We are still determining whether it is necessary to dispose the explosive at the site or elsewhere,” he said.
On Saturday, police were alerted of the discovery of the bomb by a group of about four hikers.
Police immediately sealed off all entrances and advised the public to stay at least 1.5km radius away from the area.MYNEWSHUB/THE STAR