No explosive-laden trucks missing in Rajasthan

November 10th, 2010 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) No trucks loaded with explosives are missing from Madhya Pradesh or Rajasthan, the Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday.

The home ministry has denied reports that 160 trucks containing explosives that were sent from Madhya Pradesh to Rajasthan had gone missing in April-June.

“The trucks did not reach their pre-decided locations. The 160 trucks containing explosives sent from Rajasthan for Madhya Pradesh, by two firms, were diverted to locations such as Bhilwara (Rajasthan), Ashok Nagar (Madhya Pradesh), Ahmed Nagar (Maharashtra),” said Mullappaly Ramachandran, minister of state for home.

Rajasthan Police have so far recovered 9,126 kg of class II explosives, 130,623 metres of cord and safety fuse wires and 20,305 electric and ordinary detonators.

The government of Madhya Pradesh has requested to get the matter investigated.

“Licence of two firms that have been found involved in this case has been either been suspended or cancelled,” Ramachandran said.

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