Fourth haul of explosives seized within 2 weeks in Bankura

first_imgKolkata: A huge quantity of explosive materials was seized from Bankura again on Tuesday night. Two persons carrying the explosives fled the scene seeing police personnel.Later, police seized the explosive materials and started a probe. Earlier, within the last two weeks, the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had seized huge hauls of explosive materials based on specific information. According to sources, on Tuesday night police personnel from Saltora police station were performing ‘naka’ checking near Murlu village. While checking vehicles, police personnel saw two persons carrying a sack full of something. Seeing the police checking, the duo suspiciously changed their route. This created curiosity among the sleuths. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThey followed the duo through the forest area. After advancing a few meters, police personnel saw several sacks dumped at a place but could not locate any person there. After opening the sacks, they were stunned to see gelatin sticks (power gel) inside. Immediately, senior police officials were informed. The information was also passed on to CID as they had earlier made several raids and successfully seized huge quantities of explosive materials such as gelatin sticks, electric detonators and ammonium nitrate. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataDuring the search and seizure procedure, it was found that there were 1,127 gelatin sticks inside multiple sacks. Apart from this, sleuths have arrested a person identified as Ghanashyam Chakraborty during ‘naka’ checking at Kotulpur in Bankura and seized 10 crude bombs. During checking of vehicles, police noticed Chakraborty moving suspiciously inside a bus going to Bishnupur from Arambagh. When his bag was opened, the crude bombs were found. Earlier on Sunday, a truck bearing Jharkhand registration number was intercepted in the evening at Beliatore. CID and police officials present at the spot had asked for documents from the driver. Later during search, sleuths discovered that the truck was loaded with explosive materials. The driver and the owner of the truck, identified as Nishant Kumar, were arrested immediately. After preliminary interrogation, sleuths suspect that the explosives were headed for Birbhum district. During search operation, sleuths seized 97,500 electric detonators, 6,250 kg gelatin sticks and 11,450 kg ammonium nitrate from the truck. Before Sunday, a CID team had seized a huge quantity of explosive materials from Saltora on March 13. The explosive materials were stored inside a warehouse at Kastora village of Saltora in Bankura. Sleuths seized 52,500 pieces of electric detonators, 106 cartons of gelatin sticks and 133 sacks of ammonium nitrate along with an abandoned SUV and a bike from there. The explosive materials were procured from Orissa, Telangana and Jharkhand.last_img read more