The police today seized a cache of explosives during a search at a village here and arrested one person in this connection, an official said.
They also seized 12 motorcycles kept without proper documents in two houses and arrested two persons, he said.
The explosives were apparently being supplied to granite mines without having any permit for it, he said.
A team of police personnel conducted a cordon and search at Durshed village in the district around 6 am and found nearly 125 detonators and 270 explosive sticks stored illegally in a house, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (law and order) P Sanjeev Kumar said.
Following the seizure of the explosives, the house owner was arrested, he said.
The police suspect that the house owner was supplying the explosives to granite mines without having any licence to do so, the official said.
Besides the explosives, the police seized 12 motorcycles without valid documents from two other houses in the village and arrested two men in this connection, Kumar said.
The three arrested persons were booked under relevant IPC sections, he added.
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