Dumka (Jharkhand), Aug 14 (ANI
): The Jharkhand
Police on Sunday apprehended two people for possessing huge cache of explosives in Dumka district.
Following a tip-off, the 18th battalion of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and police
personnel in a joint operation on Saturday evening seized 1000 detonators, 116 gelignite sticks
and ammonium nitrate. Dumka
Superintendent of Police Prabhat Kumar told ANI
that the information was received during a security drive conducted in Jitpur village ahead of Independence Day celebrations.
"We were alert. Keeping in mind the Independence Day celebrations, we remained vigil. During the security expedition, we received information about the explosives being kept in a house. We launched a joint operation with SSB
in Jitpur village and recovered huge cache of explosives, including 116 jell rods, around 1,000 detonators
and ammonium nitrate," he said.
He further said a case has been registered under the Explosives Act, and the accused would be handed over to the National Investigative Agency (NIA) for further interrogation. (ANI