The explosives included two quintal of ammonium nitrate, 200 detonators and 1,200 gelatin rods. These were found in a village in Nareni area.
"We are looking into how such a massive quantity of explosive could have been brought to the village. It is a clear intelligence failure. It is also clear that the explosives were not locally procured, but have been brought in from elsewhere," said a senior police officer.
Banda will go to the polls in the fifth phase on May 6. It is an important seat in the Bundelkhand region.
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