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Man held for running ammonium nitrate smuggling racket

Press Trust of India  |  Udaipur 

One person has been arrested by the Udaipur Police for allegedly a racket of smuggling and illegal trade of ammonium nitrate in the country.

"Avinash Baheti was arrested from Indore in on Wednesday," SHO of Pratap Nagar police station Hanumat Singh said.

During interrogation, he said that the accused has confessed that more than 1,500 trucks were involved in his racket for transporting and smuggling ammonium nitrate in different parts of the country.

"He has connections with many firms who supply ammonium nitrate. He smuggles and sell it at a very high price through his network," Singh said.

His name cropped up during investigation of two cases of smuggling of ammonium nitrate in Udaipur last year.

Baheti is in judicial custody till August 18, Singh added.

Ammonium nitrate is a chemical compound which is commonly used as agriculture fertilisers. But it is a highly explosive compound.

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First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 00:22 IST