New Delhi: Around 1000 KG of explosives, including Potassium Nitrate, were recovered in 27 gunny bags on Saturday, West Bengal Special Task Force told ANI. Two people have been arrested in connection with the case.
The accused Indrajit Bhui and Padmolochon Dey were travelling from Odisha to North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal when explosives were seized from them. This comes amidst a heightened state of security in the country.
More details are awaited.
In an earlier incident, a large quantity of explosives, including gelatin sticks, detonators and fuse wire, was recovered from Guwahati Railway Station and Avadh-Assam Express in Morigaon district of Assam. A bag, containing 440 gelatin sticks, 700 detonators and three bundles of fuse wire was found abandoned on a platform at Guwahati Railway Station at 5.40 AM on February 4. The Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel spotted the bag during routine checking. Another bag of explosives with 160 gelatin sticks and 500 detonators was recovered from a coach of the Up Avadh-Assam Express at Jagiroad Railway Station at 7.05 AM, the GRP said.