Thursday, February 04, 2010

Police seize explosives-laden truck in Sonbhadra

Express News Service Posted online: Friday , Feb 05, 2010 at 0310 hrs

Lucknow : The Sonbhadra police seized a truck carrying illegal consignment of explosives like ammonium nitrate, electric detonators and gelatin rods in Chopan area late on Wednesday night. The driver of the truck has been arrested.
Following a tip-off, the police intercepted the truck (GJ19 B 1124) and found 320 bags of ammonium nitrate and 200 each of electric detonators and gelatin rods. The bags carried the tag of Deepak Fertiliser Petro Chemcial Corporation Limited, Shastri Nagar, Karwada, Pune.

Preetinder Singh, Superintendent of Police of Sonbhadra, said truck driver Mangal Yadav of Azamgarh district revealed that the illegal consignment was picked up from Pune and had to be delivered to some contractors in the district.

Yadav revealed the names of some contractors related to the mining job, but the police are verifying the credentials of the contractors to ascertain whether they have links with any Naxal group. They are also verifying whether the contactors have any criminal links.

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