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Huge cache of explosives seized in West Bengal

IANS  |  Kolkata 

The CID has seized huge cache of explosives, including electric detonators and gelatin sticks, in West Bengal's district, a said on Thursday.

The explosives were recovered during a raid in Kastora village of district on Wednesday night.

of CID Nishad Parvez said 52,500 pieces of electric detonators, 106 carton of gelatin sticks, 6,650 kg of ammonium nitrate were seized during the raid.

"Also, an SUV car and a motorcycle, suspected to be used by the perpetrators have been seized," Parvez said.

He said the seized items were procured from Odisha, Telangana and Jharkhand, and were likely to be used in illegal stone quarry.

"No one has been arrested so far. The raids are still on," he said.



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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 21:30 IST