Thursday, March 26, 2009

Police seize explosives in Udupi, one held

UNI/S.O. News, Friday, 27 March 2009 - 00:34:08 IST

Bangalore : Police today arrested a person and seized 350 kg of gelatine and 1500 detonators from his possession in Uduppi District.

Talking to newspersons here, Director General of Police, Karnataka, Ajay Kumar Singh said Suresh Pujary was arrested while transporting explosives this morning.

To a question whether the accused had any links with Naxals in the district, he said no criminal case has been registered against him in the past.

Mr Singh said so far, 416 cases under the Excise Act have been filed and liquor worth Rs 60.69 lakh seized, besides Rs 13.63 lakh under the 'Representation of People's Act' in the State.

However, the police were interrogating him and probing his possession of huge explosives without any license, he added.

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