Man held in Uttar Pradesh with explosives

May 21st, 2009 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, May 21 (IANS) A 25-year-old man was arrested early Thursday in Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad district for alleged possession of nearly 2,000 detonators and other explosives, police said.
“The suspect was nabbed early Thursday in Allahabad district, from the Shankergarh area that borders Madhya Pradesh,” police inspector Arvind Jaiswal told IANS on phone.

“Detonators, fuse wires, gelatine rods were seized from the man, who hails from the Maoist-infested Sonbhadra district in Uttar Pradesh,” he added.

According to police, during his interrogation, the suspect said he was going to Madhya Pradesh to hand over the explosives to some people there.

“We have apprised the Madhya Pradesh police about the arrest so that they are more alert to foil any Maoist attack,” Jaiswal said.

Allahabad is some 200 km from Lucknow.

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