Explosives seized in Madhya Pradesh, no terror link

October 16th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party Bhopal, Oct 16 (IANS) The police in Madhya Pradesh Sunday dramatically seized a huge quantity of explosives, including gelatine sticks, detonators and detonation cords, from a house and a car in Rewa district but said there was no terror link to the haul.

The discovery came four days after the discovery of an explosives-laden car in Haryana’s Ambala town that police said was linked to two terror groups.

“On a tip off, we raided the house of Rajesh Patel and found a huge quantity of gelatine sticks, detonators and detonating cords. Later, we came to know that explosives were also being transported in a car. We chased and seized the car too,” Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police, Rewa, K.P. Khare, told IANS.

Patel, a resident of Gangotari Colony in Rewa town, is absconding, he said.

“Till the time Patel is arrested, we can not say much about the source of the explosives and their intended use. But, so far we can say that it was not going to be used for a terror act,” said Khare.

Madhya Pradesh police recovered 14 packets of detonating cord, two-and-a-half packets of detonators and 10 packets of gelatine sticks from the house of Patel in Rewa, over 500 km from state capital.

From the car (without a registration number) which they chased and seized, police recovered 5,000 gelatine sticks in 50 cartons and 29 packets of detonating cord. Car driver Manoj Kaul was arrested.

The DIG Khare also announced Rs.5,000 reward for constable Rajendra Singh Parihar who acted promptly in the case.

The seizure comes four days after an explosives laden car was found in the parking lot of Ambala Cantonment railway station in Haryana Oct 12.

On Oct 13, Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani’s anti-graft roadshow, Jan Chetna Yatra, passed through Rewa district.

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